Instructor: Anne Rice
Sponsor: Dental CE Masters
Live participation webinar
Every 65 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease which is the most common form of dementia. It is the 6th leading cause of death and a profound human tragedy. 71 million baby boomers are heading for the risk age and this will become the biggest epidemic in medical history. Dementia is not inevitable, and scientists agree the cure very well may be in prevention. Dentistry is one of the most effective healthcare fields that can impact Alzheimer Disease through prevention and education. Every day dental providers use an arsenal of assessment protocols that directly coincide with modifiable Alzheimer’s risk factors. An innovative way to help in the prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease is to utilize oral health providers that will reach the public through ways in which other health care providers may fail.
Understand how Alzheimer disease is associated with different etiologies and pathophysiological processes including the current hypothesis of bacteria, yeast and herpes virus setting off a cascade of events leading to the disease and critical sleep activities related to memory storage and brain toxin clearing.
Determine how existing dental care practices can be adapted to educate patients on the risk factors of and preventative measures against Alzheimer’s Disease through the assessment protocols healthcare providers use daily that can protect and improve brain health.
Identify how poor sleep can be a spiral for initiation and an accelerator of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn how critical sleep activities relate to memory storage and brain toxin clearing.
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