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: Th, Apr 9, 9am-3pm

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI

Cost: $120

Continuing education credit: 5 hours (0.5 CEUs)

Instructor: Kim Petersen

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608-262-2451
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For additional information, contact
Suzanna Waters Castillo: 608-263-3174
Brooke Ekvall: 608-265-3517

Aging & Long-Term Care website


Learning objectives

  • To understand how cognition changes with age
  • To understand the signs and symptoms of Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • 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 dementias