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Self-Paced Online Seminars

Understanding Dementia

Diagnosis, Communication and Underserved Populations

What You Will Learn

  • Review common types of dementia & DSM criteria
  • Understand diagnostic assessment procedures
  • Increase awareness of ethical considerations for diagnosis disclosure
  • Identify modifiable risk factors and protective factors
  • Understand how dementia impacts underserved populations: young-caregivers, minority and LGBTQ populations

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What You Will Learn

  • Review common types of dementia & DSM criteria
  • Understand diagnostic assessment procedures
  • Increase awareness of ethical considerations for diagnosis disclosure
  • Identify modifiable risk factors and protective factors
  • Understand how dementia impacts underserved populations: young-caregivers, minority and LGBTQ populations
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Program is also part of this bundle:

Understanding and Addressing Dementia - On-Demand Bundle

Date Published

July 15, 2021

Publisher

UT School of Social Work

Subjects

Dementia

Questions

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Summary

Have you ever wondered, "What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease?" or "Does receiving a diagnosis of dementia increase depression and anxiety?" This session will review common types of dementia, provide case examples from a dementia specialty clinic, and cover topics related to how Alzheimer's and dementia disproportionally impacts communities of color and barriers/challenges faced by underserved populations.
 

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Presenters

Alyssa Aguirre, MSW, LCSW-S

Alyssa Aguirre, MSW, LCSW-S is the Assistant Director of Dementia Care Transformation for the Dell Medical School Department... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Understanding Dementia - Video
Understanding Dementia Slides - Handout
2021 Facts and Figures - Handout
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Credit

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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How to Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

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