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Alzheimer’s Disease Updates for Nurse Practitioners

There is no charge to attend this webinar.
AD Updates for N Ps Rev

March 1, 2023 1:00pm – 2:30pm (ET) Online

CE: 1.5 contact hours
Includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology

Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia and its prevalence is increasing. Early diagnosis is crucial for a multitude of reasons, and nurse practitioners (NPs) have an important role in screening for, diagnosing and treating patients with AD. Join two NP experts, Drs. Carolyn Clevenger and Valerie Cotter. as they discuss strategies for the evaluation and treatment of AD during this webinar. There will be 60 minutes of presentation followed by 20 minutes of live Q&A. The webinar will be made available as an on-demand presentation within a week of the live event.

Event Details
  • Webinar Details

    When: March 1, 2023, 1-2:30 p.m. ET (12-1:30 p.m. CT).

    Where: Online via the AANP CE Center.

    Cost: Free for AANP members and non-members.

    CE Credit: This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours of CE, which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology, by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP). This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

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    About the Webinar


    • Compare strategies for evaluating cognitive impairment in adults.
    • Examine recent and emerging research on the utility of imaging and biomarkers for AD diagnosis.
    • Summarize current FDA-approved treatments for AD and emerging treatments on the horizon.
    • Integrate nonpharmacological strategies to improve outcomes for patients with AD.
    • Identify communication strategies to utilize with patients and caregivers.
    • Distinguish which patients will benefit from referral to specialty care.

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

  • Speakers
    Carolyn Clevenger

    Carolyn Clevenger, DNP, GNP-BC, FAANP, FGSA, FAAN

    Carolyn Clevenger is a gerontological NP and professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. She is a past president of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association and a Fellow of the AANP (FAANP), the Gerontological Society of America and the American Academy of Nursing. Her program of research includes the geriatric NP workforce, psychoeducation programs for dementia family caregivers, and new models of care.

    Clevenger is the clinical director and a practicing NP at the Emory Integrated Memory Care Clinic. The clinic is a nurse-led primary care practice for people living with dementia. The new model of care has been recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home and an Age Friendly Health System. The clinic boasts extraordinarily high patient experience scores and has nearly eliminated avoidable hospitalizations for people living with dementia.

    Clevenger earned her BSN from West Virginia University, her MSN from Emory University and her DNP from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Valerie Cotter

    Valerie Cotter, DrNP, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN

    Valerie Cotter is an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University with a joint appointment in the School of Nursing and School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She brings four decades of experience specializing in gerontology and conducts ongoing research in aging, dementia, gerontology and palliative care. Passionate about the psycho-social implications of a dementia diagnosis on her patients and families, Cotter continues to advocate for individualized patient care through her work. A Fellow of AANP (FAANP), Cotter has received many honors and awards and has a notable list of publications, including The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Dementia and Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. In 2009, she was named Volunteer of the Year for the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association for starting the first specialized support group for people with early-stage dementia.