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Dementia: Diagnosis (DEMED)

Certification Training
Duration: 0.6 hours, Online (the average time to complete the training program, including final assessments).
Credits Hours: 1
Self-paced Training: 24/7 access to course.
Enrollment Period: 3 months.
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BioPharma Institute LogoTraining Program: Dementia: Diagnosis
Training Provided By: BioPharma Institute

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Description: Online training with immediate access upon enrollment. BioPharma Institute ReviewsDementia is a progressive cognitive impairment that interferes with a person`s quality of life. This cognitive disturbance often causes significant social or occupational difficulties. There are many types of dementia, the most common form is Alzheimer`s disease. This course presents the methods used to evaluate cognitive function as well as differential diagnoses for dementia.
Certification Requirements: Students must view the entire program and successfully pass an online, multiple-choice final assessment with >80% passing grade within a 90 day period of time (180 days for Professional Certification Programs). Certificate is accessible in PDF format immediately after satisfying requirements.

The Dementia: Diagnosis course is found in the following professional certification program(s):


1. Course Information
2. Interface Tour
3. Course Overview

4. Objectives
5. Overview
6. DSM-IV Criteria
7. Case Study
8. The Role of Family and Friends
9. Progress Check

10. Objectives
11. General Exam
12. Mini-Mental State Examination
13. 3MS and Abbreviated MMSE
14. Clock-Drawing Test
15. Neuropsychological Testing
16. Differential Diagnosis
17. Progress Check

18. Objectives
19. Routine Lab Tests
20. Genetic Testing
21. Progress Check

22. Objectives
23. CT Scans
24. MRI Scans
25. Functional Imaging
26. Progress Check

27. Objectives
28. The Ideal Scale
29. Cognitive Assessment Scales
30. Global and Behavioral Assessment Scales
31. Progress Check

32. Summary


List the basic steps in evaluating a patient with cognitive problems.
Describe the role of social support in the diagnosis of dementia.
Describe a general physical examination.
Discuss the various mental and cognitive exams used for diagnosing dementia.
List the tests used to assess treatable causes of cognitive impairment.
Name the mutated genes that are likely involved in certain types of dementia.
Discuss the imaging methods used to help diagnose dementia.
Explain the significance of brain biopsy.
Describe what a dementia scale should accomplish.
Name the three most common scales used for assessing cognitive function.
Discuss the significance of behavioral assessment.

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