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PACERS: Identifying and Assessing for Dementia E-Learning Course - VA Providers

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Product Information:

Name: PACERS: Identifying and Assessing for Dementia E-Learning Course - VA Providers
Description: Learn how to identify dementia warning signs, describe potential benefits of making a dementia diagnosis, describe barriers to early diagnosis of dementia, list the different steps of the comprehensive assessment, identify five commonly used brief cognitive tools, and distinguish between dementia and other illnesses that may present with signs and symptoms similar to dementia. Program for Advancing Cognitive disorders Education for Rural Staff (PACERS) was developed to assist providers who are caring for patients with cognitive disorders in rural communities and also improve outcomes for Veterans and their caregivers. The program was funded by the VA Office of Rural Health.
VISN 16: South Central VA MIRECC

Contact to order product: SC MIRECC Education Core
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E-mail: VISN16SCMIRECCEducation@va.gov
Product URL: https://www.tms.va.gov/learning/user/deeplink_redirect.jsp?linkId=ITEM_DETAILS&componentID=33064&componentTypeID=VA&revisionDate=1488918120000

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NOTE: If you want the product and it is DVD or CD then please e-mail or call the contact above to arrange delivery by US mail.

  • Web-based Training

Language Availability:

  • English

Target Audience:

  • Physicians
  • MH Clinicians
  • Nurses
  • Students

Link to Uniform MH Services/Keywords:

  • Community Mental Health
  • Rural Mental Health Care
  • Integrating MH in Care of Older Veterans

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