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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CE Course Description
This brief, intermediate level continuing education course was developed using information from the National Institute on Aging in order to provide an overview of what is known about the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. Characteristics and risk factors are discussed as well as research findings pertaining to onset delay and prevention of AD. What is known about social activity, intellectual stimulation and cognitive functioning is addressed along with other areas of interest in AD prevention research. Finally, practical suggestions to keep the brain healthy and the body fit are presented.
CE Course Objetives
1. Identify characteristics and risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, including how these factors impact people differently.
2. Summarize what research says about the onset and prevention of Alzheimer's, and new clues to delay Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive decline.
3. Describe how scientists are developing methods to detect biological changes related to Alzheimer’s disease at its earliest stages, before memory loss and other symptoms may appear.
4. Discuss how social engagement and intellectual stimulation may be able to alter Alzheimer’s risk.
5. Consider steps that individuals can take to help keep their brain healthy and body fit in order to maintain optimum wellness.
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