Mild Cognitive Impairment and Early Onset Dementia
The Alzheimer's Association estimates that at least 500,000 people in the U.S. have younger-onset dementia. Understanding the characteristics of, and treatment options for, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and early onset dementia (ED) can strongly impact quality of life. Learn the differences between younger- and older-onset dementia, symptoms of MCI and ED, dementia-awareness initiatives, unique challenges faced by people with these conditions, and strategies to support them and their caregivers.
At a glance
What: Mild Cognitive Impairment and Early Onset Dementia
When: Last offered Apr 9, 2015. Check back for next offering.
Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI
Continuing education credit: 5 hours (0.5 CEUs)
Instructor: Kim Petersen
For additional information, contact Suzanna Waters Castillo, MSSW, PHD: 608-263-3174
- To understand how cognition changes with age
- To define, explain, identify, and understand the signs and symptoms of Mild Cognitive Impairment and the earliest stages of dementia
- To recognize the role of vascular disease in Vascular Cognitive Impairment
- To recognize symptoms of the most common younger-age onset dementias: Alzheimer's Disease Frontal-temporal Dementia and CADASIL
- To understand the differences between younger- and older- onset Alzheimer's Disease
- To recognize unique challenges faced by people with younger-onset and early-stage dementias
- To apply strategies that support caregivers