Alzheimer's Disease: Facts and Figures

By Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Target Audience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Delivery Method: Online, Self-Paced
Credits: 5 CE Credit Hours


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Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.

Course By:
This course is based on report on Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures by The Alzheimer's Association, created in 2017.

Course Format:

Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation. 

Course Description: 

This course provides a statistical resource for United States data related to Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia, as well as other dementias. This includes definitions of the types of dementia and a summary of current knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease. Additional sections address prevalence, mortality, caregiving, and use and costs of care and services. Finally, the course focuses on race, ethnicity, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Assess the statistical data on the number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease nationally and for each state.
  2. Assess the statistical data on the number of family caregivers, hours of care provided, economic value of unpaid care nationally and for each state, and the impact of caregiving on caregivers.
  3. Assess the use and costs of health care, long-term care, and hospice care for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
  4. Assess the statistical data on the number of deaths due to Alzheimer's disease nationally and for each state, and death rates by age.
  5. Delineate the current knowledge of the prevalence of Alzheimer's and other dementias in diverse population.

Course Outline:

1.      Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease

a.      Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Brain changes

b.      Genetic Abnormalities associated with Alzheimer’s

c.       Risk factors and treatment of Alzheimer’s

2.      Prevalence of Alzheimer’s Disease

a.      Differences between men and women

b.      Racial and ethnic differences

c.       Incidence of Alzheimer’s disease

d.      Lifetime risk of Alzheimer’s disease

e.      Trends in prevalence and incidence of Alzheimer’s disease

3.      Mortality and Morbidity

4.      Caregiving

a.      Unpaid vs. Paid caregivers

5.      Use and Costs of Health Care, Long-Term Care and Hospice

6.      Special Report- Moving Forward

a.      Evolving Diagnosis



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