Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center

University of Rhode Island

55 Lower College Road, Quinn Hall 100 Kingston, RI 02881


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Diseases that Lead to Dementia: A Review with an Update on Potential New Therapies

There are over 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease today and this is estimated to increase to up to 16 million by 2050.  As both the number of people with Alzheimer’s Disease and associated costs are projected to increase dramatically over the next 30 years, education and training in this area is of great importance.   After completing this 1-hour webinar, learners will be able to:

  • Contrast the different etiologies, symptoms, and clinical course for the diseases that cause dementia.
  • Describe new therapies under investigation for treatment of diseases that lead to dementia

There is a great need to insure that health care professionals are well trained to provide appropriate, competent and sensitive care

Brian Ott, MD
Professor, Department of Neurology, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director, Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorders Center Rhode Island Hospital

Continuing education credit are available free of charge* for those who: 1.) attend the entire live or recorded webinar session and 2.) complete and submit the required Program Evaluation Survey. Contact rigec@etal.uri.edu with any CE related questions.

  • Nursing: This continuing nurse education activity was approved by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 1.0 Contact Hours. Approval valid until June 6, 2019.
  • Social Work: This activity has been reviewed and approved as Continuing Education for Social Work for 1.0 contact hours (Diversity) by the Rhode Island College, School of Social Work.
  • Pharmacy: The University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participation and completion of online evaluations and self-assessment tools at the conclusion of the program are required to earn credit. This is a knowledge-based learning activity. This learning activity provides 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. UAN 0060-9999-17-039-H01-P for the home study.  Activity release date: June 29, 2017.  Detailed instructions for completing a program evaluation and reporting CPE data can be obtained by emailing us at rigec@etal.uri.edu.
  • Medicine: Healthcentric Advisors, an accredited provider by the Massachusetts Medical Society has approved 1.0 continuing medical education for physicians. 

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*This activity is supported through Grant #U1QHP28737 “Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program” awarded to RIGEC by the US Health Resources and Services Administration.  There is no commercial support associated with this CE activity.

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