Risk and Protective Factors of Cognitive Aging in Older African Americans

Lisa Barnes

Risk and Protective Factors of Cognitive Aging in Older African Americans

last update on: 01/12/2023

This course will review data from longitudinal cohort studies at Rush on how risk factors and protective markers influence cognitive aging in older African Americans.

Participants are expected to watch the video, reflect on its content, and complete the CME self-assessment and CME evaluation. Only upon completing this process will a participant's continuing education certificate be generated. The estimated time a learner will need to complete this self-study activity is 60 minutes. 

This activity is approved for continuing education for physicians, nurses, dietitians, and health and wellness coaches. 

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Objectives:

  • Discuss evidence that suggests African Americans have greater risk of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s dementia.
  • Evaluate longitudinal studies of cognitive aging in older African Americans.
  • Identify risk and protective factors for cognitive decline in older African Americans.


Requirements for successful completion: Participants will be awarded contact hours commensurate with participation after completion of the post-test with a score of 70% or higher.

Duration

Credits

Category

Expires

60 minutes

1.0

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