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Course Title and Materials
Clinical Management of Early and Midstage Dementia (25)
An estimated 13% of Americans 71 and older are affected by dementia; the prevalence rises to almost 40% among people 90 and older. Dementia is a syndrome of cognitive deficits in multiple domains. It may be caused by a reversible or nonreversible condition. When dementia is the result of an irreversible illness, good clinical care includes intense nonpharmacologic management. The clinical management of patients with dementia should be individualized based on the stage of illness, using a chronic care perspective. The goals of care are similar to those associated with any chronic disease: preserving quality of life and level of function for as long as possible and keeping patients safe from themselves, their environment and hazards associated with institutionalization and hospitalization.

This offering expires on October 1, 2014
   Course Material: Clinical Management of Early and Midstage Dementia
    Take Test: Clinical Management of Early and Midstage Dementia
(Grade to pass: 70%, 2 tries)

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Course NameCreditsCost
Clinical Management of Early and Midstage Dementia2$10

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