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The CDC estimates that more than 16 million people in the United States are living with cognitive impairment, making cognitive impairment and dementia a vital training topic for senior care workers. In this course, you will learn about cognitive impairment and how it relates to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease as well as how it is detected. We'll also discuss the differences between the changes associated with normal aging and cognitive impairment and offer methods for treating and supporting those with cognitive difficulties.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Define cognitive impairment and mild cognitive impairment
Recognize the risk factors for and causes of cognitive impairment
Differentiate between the various screen tests available for detection
Understand the different treatments that are available
Explain the various support measures available