ADRD Clinical Management: Part I [In-Person]
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.
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and dentists who care for elderly populations in an ambulatory setting.
By the end of this course, the learner, when caring for geriatric patients, will be able to:
- Discuss biologic aspects of dementia
- Describe brain regions affected in ADRD
- Explain normal cognition and brain changes with aging
- Describe impact of dementia in our aging society
- Discuss issues related to genetic tests and biomarkers
- Identify best practices with regard to diagnostic tools of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia
- Identify current and emerging therapeutic management of ADRD
FROM INTERSTATE 95
Take the MD-175 W EXIT 41, toward Columbia. Merge onto MD-175 W/Rouse Pkwy. Turn slight right onto ramp to merge onto Columbia Gateway Dr. Follow approximately 1.5 miles to a left onto Samuel Morse Dr. (If you reach Robert Fulton Dr. you've gone too far). 7090 is on the right and at the end of Samuel Morse Drive. Turn towards the office building. Follow the signs to go left around the building to the Handelman Conference Center. The Conference Center is located at the rear of the building.
FROM ROUTE 32
Take Exit 14 for Broken Land Pkwy. Merge onto Broken Land Pkwy. Turn right onto Snowden River Parkway. Immediately after the light at Oakland Mills Rd. use the right lane to take the ramp onto Robert Fulton Drive. Follow to the end and turn right onto Columbia Gateway Dr. Take the 1st right onto Samuel Morse Dr. (If you reach Albert Einstein Dr you've gone too far). 7090 is on the right and at the end of Samuel Morse Drive. Turn towards the office building. Follow the signs to go left around the building to the Handelman Conference Center. The Conference Center is located at the rear of the building.
FROM FREDERICK and points West
Take I-70 E toward Baltimore. Continue on I-70 to merge onto US-29 S/Columbia Pike S via EXIT 87A toward Columbia/Washington. Keep left to take MD-100 E via EXIT 22 toward Glen Burnie. From MD-100 take Exit 3 for Snowden River Parkway. Immediately after the light at Oakland Mills Rd. use the right lane take the ramp to merge onto Robert Fulton Dr. Follow to the end and turn right onto Columbia Gateway Dr. Take the 1st right onto Samuel Morse Dr. (If you reach Albert Einstein Dr. you've gone too far). 7090 is on the right and at the end of Samuel Morse Drive. Turn towards the office building. Follow the signs to go left around the building to the Handelman Conference Center. The Conference Center is located at the rear of the building.
Nearest train station: Amtrak Baltimore–Washington International Airport (BWI) Station
Hampton Inn & Suites
7045 Minstrel Way
Columbia, MD 21046
Extended Stay America Columbia - Gateway Drive
6620 Eli Whitney Dr.
Columbia, MD 21046
SpringHill Suites Columbia
7055 Minstrel Way
Columbia, MD 21046
Holiday Inn Columbia East - Jessup
7900 Washington Blvd.
Jessup, MD 20794
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.
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.
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 clock hour and 1 participant hour.
NAB/NCERS Approval Number: 20240515-1-A93961-IN
Learners must provide their nursing home administrator license number and NAB CE registry identification number.
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.
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.
- 0.10 IACET CEUs
- 1.00 NAB Credit Hours