Alzheimers Disease and Related Dementias
According to the Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Alzheimer’s disease was listed as the sixth leading cause of death in Idaho. Although Alzheimer’s disease is the most recognized, there are over 100 different types of dementias. Dementia would be the 3rd leading cause of death if all types were ranked as a group.
Since ADRD takes years to develop, there are opportunities for clinicians to help patients develop and maintain healthy lifestyle habits that could reduce their risk of ADRD or slow its progression. In fact, studies indicate that nearly 40% of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) cases may be prevented or delayed.
About the Series
ECHO Idaho’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias series provides an opportunity to learn best practices to identify, treat and manage brain health and other dementia-related concerns.
Each session is designed to be collaborative, engaging and immediately applicable to your practice. Participating in ECHO Idaho helps connect you with peers across the state to identify approaches and resources for advancing patient care.
To view session recordings for this series, please visit ECHO Idaho's YouTube channel.
Virtual sessions will meet noon-1 p.m. MT on the following dates:
Jan. 23, 2024
Feb. 27, 2024
March 26, 2024
April 9, 2024
April 23, 2024
May 7, 2024
May 29, 2024
June 25, 2024
July 23, 2024
Aug. 27, 2024
Sep. 24, 2024
Oct. 22, 2024
ECHO Idaho’s full series schedule is available here.
Healthcare professionals and practitioners, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licenses practical nurses, certified nurse assistants, social workers, and other front-line staff at assisted living, skilled nursing, and long-term care facilities, community care and service organizations involved in brain health and dementia care and services.
Participation in ECHO Idaho is free.
Please register here for the ongoing sessions.
Once you register, you’ll receive convenient, day-of Zoom access direct to your inbox – join us as your schedule allows.
- No-Cost Accredited Continuing Education: ECHO Idaho offers free accredited continuing education credits (CE). CE credit is available for participating in live sessions only, not for watching recorded sessions (unless otherwise indicated). To learn more about the University of Idaho, WWAMI’s continuing education accreditation and how to claim CE, visit our CE webpage.
- Professional Development: Participants gain new skills and competencies for managing patients.
- Creating Community: Clinician teams can increase professional satisfaction and decrease isolation, thus creating a sense of community.
- Increased Patient Satisfaction: Patients can continue to work with their trusted clinician instead of traveling long distances to be seen by a specialist.
- Improved Quality of Care: Health care professionals who participate in ECHO increase their knowledge and self-efficacy.
ECHO Idaho is led by the University of Idaho and the WWAMI Medical Education Program. The Idaho ADRD ECHO Series is supported by funding from the State of Idaho Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Program.