Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Alzheimer’s disease was listed as the sixth leading cause of death in Idaho, according to a recent report from the Idaho Legislature's Office of Performance Evaluations. In 2020, 27,000 Idahoans aged 65 and older were affected by the condition; that number is projected to increase by 22% by the year 2025 as the Baby Boomer population continues to age.
Although Alzheimer’s disease is the most recognized, there are over 100 different types of dementias.
This series provides an opportunity to learn best practices to identify, treat and manage brain health and other dementia-related concerns. The interdisciplinary panel includes subject matter experts in geriatrics, geriatric psychiatry, neuropsychology, pharmacy, social work and caregiving.
Each session is designed to be collaborative, engaging and immediately applicable to your practice. Participating in ECHO Idaho help connect you with other peers statewide to identify approaches and resources for advancing patient care.
Virtual sessions meet 1 - 2 p.m. Mountain time on the following dates:
- Jan. 25, 2023
- Feb. 22, 2023
- March 22, 2023
- April 26, 2023
- May 10, 2023
- May 24, 2023
ECHO Idaho’s full series schedule is available here.
Health care 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.
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- 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 claim CE and provide feedback, please log in to Eeds. To learn more about the University of Idaho, WWAMI’s continuing education accreditation, 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. This project was funded by the Idaho Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Program, Department of Health and Welfare.