ADRD Clinical Management: Part I [On-Demand]


This course provides an introduction to how the brain works and explores how aging and neurological illness can affect brain functioning. Participants will learn about best practice approaches to a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, and the characteristics of different forms of dementia. Ethical and policy issues in the use of genetic tests will also be explored. The course will include communication strategies related to diagnostic disclosure, individual and cultural reactions to a diagnosis, and the importance of interdisciplinary teams in providing effective person-centered treatment plans. 

Target Audience

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and dentists who care for elderly populations in an ambulatory setting. 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, the learner, when caring for geriatric patients, will be able to: 

  1. Discuss biologic aspects of dementia 
  2. Describe brain regions affected in ADRD 
  3. Explain normal cognition and brain changes with aging 
  4. Describe impact of dementia in our aging society 
  5. Discuss issues related to genetic tests and biomarkers 
  6. Identify best practices with regard to diagnostic tools of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia 
  7. Identify current and emerging therapeutic management of ADRD 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.10 IACET CEUs
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R. Scott Turner, PhD, MD, FANA, FAAN 

Dr. Turner is the Director of the Georgetown University Memory Disorders Program where he serves as the principal investigator on clinical studies with enrolled, healthy older individuals living with mild cognitive impairment or dementia due to Alzheimer's disease. He has received numerous awards, including a Paul Beeson Scholarship and a fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He lectures widely at scientific conferences, serves as a reviewer for numerous biomedical journals, and is widely published in his field.  

Conflicts of Interest 

The instructor has no conflicts to declare. 

Anti-Discrimination Policy 

The instructor has agreed to our anti-discrimination policy that prohibits the inclusion of discriminatory language, graphics, or references on the basis of race, gender identity, age, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, or religion. 


As an IACET Accredited Provider, Innovation Horizons offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.


Long-Term Care Administrators 

This educational offering has been reviewed and approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.25 clock hours and 1.25 participant hours.  

NAB/NCERS Approval Number: 20240515-1.25-A93988-DL

Learners must provide their nursing home administrator license number and NAB CE registry identification number. 

Social Workers 

The Beacon Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners. The Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners will certify that this program meets the criteria of Category I continuing education for social workers licensed in Maryland


Available Credit

  • 0.10 IACET CEUs
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