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Dental - Understanding Memory Loss and Dementia

Alzheimer's and related dementias are the fourth leading cause of death in Arizona and significantly impact our populations. Age remains the highest risk factor. In order to best support aging adults, healthcare systems will benefit from a great understanding of memory loss and how it affects their patients and their caregivers.

This webinar will address the following questions:
• How does Alzheimer’s disease differ from dementia?
• What are early signs of memory loss?
• What can you do to support someone with memory loss?
• What resources can help support families living with the disease?

About the Presenter:

Lori Nisson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Family & Community Services Director at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Banner Sun Health Research Institute. She has spent more than twenty years specializing in leadership and clinical positions, serving the needs of patients and families coping with emotional, cognitive and behavioral problems. Ms. Nisson is a distinguished speaker who provides training and education to professionals, community members, patients and family caregivers on topics relating to memory changes, movement disorders and behavioral health issues. Ms. Nisson is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Arizona State University Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. She actively serves on the Desert Southwest Chapter Alzheimer’s Association Leadership Council, the Governor’s Office on Aging: Arizona Alzheimer’s Task Force and the Arizona Dementia Caregiver Alliance. Ms. Nisson was awarded a 2018 Practice Change Leader in Aging & Health Fellowship.
  • Introduction
  • 'Understanding Alzheimer's Disease'
  • Understanding Memory Loss
  • Learner Questionnaire
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: 3 years