Update on Alzheimer's Disease
Differential Diagnosis, State of the Art Treatments, Research Trends and Caregiver Issues
Mark Mapstone PhD, clinical psychologist, professor at the UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders,
His talk will discuss the symptoms and behaviors of individuals s they progress through stages of Alzheimer’s disease; the impact on those individuals and their lifestyles changes, as well as the impact on their caregivers, throughout the disease process which can last from two to twenty years.
He will present an overview of risk factors with an emphasis on the importance of participating in studies and clinical trials to intervene on the disease early. He will share the progress on current research to identify biomarkers that can be used before memory symptoms occur, thus LEADING TO PREVENTION.
At the completion of the presentation, participants will be able to
(1) Describe the clinical differences among normal age-related memory changes, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Alzheimer’s Disease.
(2) Identify common clinical symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease at each stage of illness.
(3) Recognize the common challenges faced by Alzheimer’s disease caretakers at each stage of the illness
(4) Refer people with memory concerns and their family members to the appropriate community resources, including opportunities for research participation.
2 CE credits approved
CPA is co-sponsoring with OCPA. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
$40 OCPA members
free for OCPA students
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