The Dementias (Update)

$10.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Beginning

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CE Course Description

A diagnosis of dementia can be frightening for those affected by the syndrome, their family members, and caretakers.  This CE course provides a general overview of various types of dementia, describes how the disorders are diagnosed and treated, and offers highlights of research supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institute on Aging, both part of the National Institutes of Health.

Author:  National Institutes of Health.  (2017, December).  The Dementias: Hope Through Research.  Publication No. 17-NS-2252.

The Dementias: Hope Through Research was jointly produced by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institute on Aging, both part of the National Institutes of Health.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Conclude which syndrome leads to the development of symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease by the time they reach middle age.

2.  Determine which form of dementia can benefit from antidepressants and antipsychotics.

3.  Explain what is thought to contribute to reduced function and nerve-cell death in Alzheimer’s and is the hallmark of the disease.

4.  Identify the primary risk factor for developing dementia.

5.  List three symptoms of mild cognitive impairment.

CE Outline with Main Points

1.  The Basics of Dementia and Cognitive Impairment

2.  Dementias Associated with Aging and Neurodegeneration

3.  Neuropathology of Neurodegenerative Disorders

4.  Reversible Dementia-like Disorders and Conditions

5.  Other Neurodegenerative Diseases and Conditions with Dementia or Dementia-like Symptoms

6.  Risk Factors for Dementia and Cognitive Impairment

7.  Diagnosis

8.  Treatment and Management

9.  Research



Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is offered for this course for social workers (followed by ACE approval statement that is currently on every ACE course page) Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 – 01/03/2023.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 2019-09-02

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