Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report ASHA-Approved!

By the National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Alzheimer’s Disease Progress ReportAlzheimer’s Disease Progress Report: Intensifying the Research Effort is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course approved by ASHA for Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs).

This course, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), focuses on research findings reported and projects funded in 2011 and the first half of 2012. These highlights, prepared by NIH’s National Institute on Aging (NIA), the lead institute within NIH for Alzheimer’s research, covers work by an active scientific community. This work aims to elucidate the basic mechanisms and risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease, and then apply this knowledge to the development and testing of new interventions to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease. The efforts of researchers and clinicians—made possible by the many people who volunteer for clinical studies and trials—may one day lead to a future free of this devastating disorder. This course details some of the recent progress toward that goal. Topics include:

  • A Primer on AD and the Brain
  • Advancing the Future of Alzheimer’s Research
  • Prevalence of AD
  • Understanding the Biology of AD
  • The Genetics of AD
  • Assessing Risk Factors for Cognitive Decline and Dementia
  • Developing New Treatments for AD
  • Advances in Detecting AD
  • Caring for People with AD
  • Health Disparities and AD

Course #30-68 | 2012 | 39 pages | 21 posttest questions

Professional Development Resources is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course website for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clincial procedures. CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider. Please note that the completion date that appears on ASHA transcripts is the last day of the quarter, regardless of when the course was completed. Provider #AAUM
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