Iron in Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disease

Iron in Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disease

Iron in Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disease

last update on: 02/23/2022
Ashley Bush, MD, PhD

Learn about the surprising role of iron in neurodegenerative disease. 

The Learning Process:

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 1 hour.

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

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • Describe the basic biology of brain iron.
  • Evaluate the role of the blood brain barrier in limiting the regulating the supply of nutritional iron to the brain.
  • Evaluate the accumulation of iron throughout the lifespan as a contributor to aging and age-related diseases.

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.

Recorded live at the 2019 International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine.





60 minutes


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