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Digital Seminar

Normal Cognitive Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, or Alzheimer’s Disease: How to Tell the Difference and Why it Matters


Speaker:
Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA
Duration:
2 Hours 07 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jul 20, 2023
Product Code:
POS078622
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Often an aging patient or client will say and ask: “I just don’t remember as well as I used to … am I getting Alzheimer’s?”.  Clinically, you must ask yourself, is this normal cognitive aging, mild cognitive impairment, or the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.  In this session, we’ll review the basics of brain structure and function, describe the five main areas of cognition, learn about some office-based cognitive assessment instruments that require a few to 10-15 minutes to deliver and how to interpret them, identify the essential components of a dementia work-up including reversible causes of memory loss such as depression, and discuss why this matters given we now have three FDA-approved drugs to treat early Alzheimer’s.  Informative yet practical, this session will equip you with knowledge and skills you can use in your practice setting starting today! 

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Social Workers - Social Workers

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Social Workers - Colorado Social Workers

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Social Workers - Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 2.0 continuing education credits. 


Social Workers - Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 2.0 contact hours.


Social Workers - Kansas Social Workers

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Social Workers - Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 2.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Social Workers - Montana Social Workers

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Social Workers - New York Social Workers

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Social Workers - Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 2.0 clock hours of general continuing education. Tracking number: 20-1122318


Social Workers - Pennsylvania Social Workers

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Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

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California Nurses

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Florida Nurses

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Iowa Nurses

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Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

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Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

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Alaska Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 2.0 continuing education credit hours for Alaska Physical Therapists. The Board Rule 12 AAC 54.420 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Arizona Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes continuing competence activities that have been approved by any state PT association or national medical/health care association (e.g., AOTA, ASHA). This self-study activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 2.0 continuing competency hours.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

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Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 2.0 CE credit hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 2.0 continuing education credit hours. For Kentucky licensees, according to 201 KAR 22:045, this self-study educational offering may be applied toward Category 2 continued competency requirements.  Please review the regulation to determine eligibility. 


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

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North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216.000270. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 2.0 continuing education hours.


Oklahoma Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This asynchronous activity consists of 2.0 continuing education credit hours for Oklahoma Physical Therapists. Oklahoma Administrative Code 435:20-9-3.1 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs offered by providers approved by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Utah Physical Therapists And Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 2.0 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 2.0 hours of type 2 continued competency credit for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (2) states that up to ten type 2 continued competency credits can be earned by completing independent study activities related to the clinical practice of physical therapy. 


Physicians

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Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

Intermediate Level

.2 ASHA CEUs

 

** ASHA Self Study CEUs are available on this course from 2/1/2024 to 01/31/2025. PESI, Inc. will submit ASHA CEU Requests to the ASHA CE Registry on a monthly basis; ASHA CEU Requests received before 2/1/2024 or after 01/31/2025 cannot be reported.

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists who participate in the self-study (Digital Seminar or Online Course) will be required to complete additional steps if they want their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided under the Handouts section of the online program.


California Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Provider Number: 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 2.0 continuing education credits. 


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

Approved for 2.0 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 2.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Speaker

Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA's Profile

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Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA is dually trained as a physician and mental health counselor. He was the primary care partner for his late wife, Rebecca, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2007 at age 53 and died in 2016 after a 9-year journey. Ed was a practicing academic radiation oncologist for 23 years, specializing in the treatment of adults and children with brain cancer. In 2010, inspired by Rebecca’s journey, his medical interest shifted to dementia diagnosis and treatment, and with his addition training in mental health counseling, he founded the Memory Counseling Program in 2011, part of the Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine and the Sticht Center on Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The program serves individuals, couples, and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia.

He is the author of four books. Along with coauthors Deborah Barr and Dr. Gary Chapman, he wrote Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey, which describes his moving personal story of care for Rebecca coupled with an innovative use of the 5 love languages in dementia counseling. He also wrote The Dementia Care Partner’s Workbook, a support group manual and self-study guide for dementia care partners, providing understanding, education, and hope for the long journey of dementia caregiving from diagnosis through end-of-life. He has also co-authored two resources for support group leaders, A Leader’s Manual for Dementia Care Partner Support Groups and A Support Group for People Living with Dementia: The Leaders Manual.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Edward Shaw receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Edward Shaw has no relevant non-financial relationships.

 


Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.

 

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Objectives

  1. Describe the structure and function of the brain’s frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipital lobes. 
  2. Define the five main areas of cognitive function including attention and concentration, memory, executive function, language, and visuospatial function. 
  3. Illustrate different office-based methods to assess cognitive function. 
  4. Assess using the Mini-Mental Status Examination and Montreal Cognitive Function Assessment. 
  5. Explain the components of a dementia work-up: history and exam, blood tests, blood and CSF biomarkers, cognitive function assessment, and structural and functional imaging studies. 
  6. Explain why a correct diagnosis of normal cognitive aging, MCI, and AD matter for treatment decisions. 

Outline

Structure and function of the brain lobes 

  • Frontal lobe 
  • Temporal lobe 
  • Parietal lobe 
  • Other: occipital lobe, brainstem, autonomic nervous system 

The five main areas of cognition 

  • Attention and concentration 
  • Memory 
  • Executive function 
  • Language 
  • Visuospatial function 

Cognitive function assessment 

  • 1-, 2- or 3-question very brief assessments 
  • MMSE – mini mental status exam 
  • MoCA – Montreal Cognitive Assessment 

Components of a dementia work-up including depression assessment 

  • History and exam 
  • Mental health assessments 
  • Cognitive function assessments 
  • Blood tests 
  • Structural imaging: MRI 
  • Functional imaging : FDG-PET and Amyloid PET 

The physiology of cognitive aging 

  • Characteristics of normal cognitive aging 
  • Symptoms of mild cognitive impairment 
  • Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia 
  • Differentiating depression from dementia 

Why it matters: anti-amyloid drug therapy – indications, benefits, and risks 

  • Aducanumab (Aduhelm) – first in class 
  • Other anti-amyloid drugs 
  • Other drugs on the horizon 

Target Audience

  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Advance Practice Registered Nurses
  • Nurses
  • Physician Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Social Workers

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