Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures (5 CE)
Course Level: Beginner
Course By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: Alzheimer’s Association, Prepared By: Joseph Gaugler, Ph.D., Bryan James, Ph.D., Tricia Johnson, Ph.D., Ken Scholz, Ph.D., and Jennifer Weuve, M.P.H., Sc.D.,
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course description: 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures provides a statistical resource for United States data related to Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia, as well as other dementias. This includes definitions of the types of dementia and a summary of current knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease. Additional sections address prevalence, mortality and morbidity, caregiving, and use and costs of health care, long-term care and hospice.
- Evaluate the statistics on the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease nationally and for each state; women and men with Alzheimer’s and other dementias; lifetime risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease.
- Delineate the number of family caregivers, hours of care provided, economic value of unpaid care nationally and for each state and the impact of caregiving on caregivers.
- Evaluate the impact on use and costs of health care, long-term care and hospice care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
- Evaluate the number of deaths due to Alzheimer’s disease nationally and for each state, and death rates by age.
- Gain knowledge of the current prevalence of Alzheimer’s and other dementias in diverse populations.
1. Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Brain changes
- Genetic Abnormalities associated with Alzheimer’s
- Risk factors and treatment of Alzheimer’s
2. Prevalence of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Differences between men and women
- Racial and ethnic differences
- Incidence of Alzheimer’s disease
- Lifetime risk of Alzheimer’s disease
- Trends in prevalence and incidence of Alzheimer’s disease
3. Mortality and Morbidity
- Unpaid vs. Paid caregivers
5. Use and Costs of Health Care, Long-Term Care and Hospice
6. Special Report- Moving Forward
- Evolving Diagnosis
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete an online multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete an online course evaluation.