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About Provider Education from the Alzheimer's Association®

Foundational cognitive impairment and dementia education for health care providers

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. It makes up 60% to 80% of all dementia cases. Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging — it's a progressive brain disease, meaning it gets worse over time. Two abnormal brain structures called plaques and tangles are the main features of Alzheimer's disease. Currently, an estimated 50 million people worldwide are living with dementia, including more than 5 million Americans. Without changes in prevention or treatment, this number could reach nearly 14 million by 2050.

The Alzheimer’s Association® offers a variety of foundational cognitive impairment and dementia education to AMA Ed Hub learners and health care providers.

The Introduction to Alzheimer's and Dementia module provides free, valuable information on the impact of Alzheimer's, the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available for some symptoms, and other Alzheimer's Association resources.

The Challenging Conversations about Dementia is a series of free, CME modules providing tools for primary care clinicians to help them achieve a timely diagnosis of their patients and help them and their caregivers throughout the disease progression. This five-module series will educate primary care clinicians who are seeking additional education in the assessment, diagnosis and ongoing health care of patients with cognitive impairment and dementia.

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