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Goals and Learning Outcomes

By the year 2050, the number of people aged 65 and older is expected to reach 1.5 billion worldwide (United Nations, 2019). A significant percentage of older adult populations are diagnosed with dementia, which is a chronic and progressive decline in cognitive abilities (Mayo Clinic, 2019). The growing population of older adults coupled with the high percentages of dementia diagnosis in their population causes a major health concern about the availability and allocation of both human and financial resources to adequately care for this population. According to the Alzheimer’s Association (2020a), half of physicians today do not feel that the medical profession is prepared to meet the growing demand.

Caring for the older adult with dementia requires a strong knowledge of health issues and resources as well as excellent teamwork skills. 

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Define dementia and describe its characteristics.
  • Differentiate between types of dementia.
  • Discuss treatment modalities and interventions used in the management of dementia.

Course Termination Date: Not yet determined

Content Expiration Date: 01/31/24

Course Originally Released On: 05/01/19

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Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

Disclaimer: Not all courses will provide California Board of Registered Nursing approval. Per California Assembly Bill No. 241, continuing education courses related to direct patient care shall address at least one or a combination of the following:(1) Examples of how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions of licensees, leading to disparities in health outcomes; or (2) Strategies to address how unintended biases in decision-making may contribute to health care disparities by shaping behavior and producing differences in medical treatment along lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, Kansas State Board of Nursing, Kentucky Board of Nursing, Michigan Board of Nursing, Mississippi Board of Nursing, New Hampshire Board of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, North Dakota Board of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and West Virginia Board Of Registered Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.