Lewy Body Dementia (Update)

$10.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Beginning

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CE Course Description

Lewy Body dementia (LBD) is a complex and challenging brain disorder.  This CE course explains what is known about the different types of LBD and how they are diagnosed.  Most importantly, it describes how to treat and manage this difficult disease.

Author:  National Institutes of Health.  (2018, June).  Lewy Body Dementia: Information for Patients, Families, and Professionals.  Publication No. 18-AG-7907.

Contributions by:
Lisa Snyder, MSW, LCSW Former Director, Quality of Life Programs 
Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center University of California, San Diego 
Christina Gigliotti, PhD Manager of Clinical Operations 
Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center University of California, San Diego 
Angela Taylor Director of Programs Lewy Body Dementia Association

Research Citations:
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) are part of the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s medical research agency. Scientific and Medical Reviewers from the LBDA Scientific Advisory Council 
Douglas Galasko, MD Co-Director
Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center University of California, San Diego 
Howard Hurtig, MD Emeritus Professor of Neurology Pennsylvania Hospital 
James Leverenz, MD Director, Cleveland Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Retrieved from:  https://order.nia.nih.gov/publication/lewy-body-dementia-information-for-patients-families-and-professionals

CE Course Objectives

1.  Conclude the greatest risk factor for LBD.

2.  Describe what carbidopa-levodopa can be helpful for and when it should not be used.

3.  Identify which medication should not be prescribed for people with LBD because it can cause dangerous side effects.

4.  Name which test can definitively diagnose LBD.

5.  Provide three ways sleep problems can be addressed without medication.

CE Outline with Main Points

1.  The Basics of Lewy Body Dementia

2.  Diagnoses of Lewy Body Dementia

3.  Causes and Risk Factors

4.  Common Symptoms

5.  Diagnosis

6.  Treatment and Management

7.  Advice for People Living with Lewy Body Dementia

8.  Caring for a Person with Lewy Body Dementia



ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 2019-07-01

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