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MTGEC The Dementia Continuum  

The Montana Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (MGWEP) provides geriatric education and training for patients, families, caregivers, direct care workers, health professionals, students, faculty and residents in a variety of settings and formats to meet the health needs of the older residents across the state of Montana. Programming continues to be developed and refined for a variety of health professionals including nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, mental health providers and social workers.

The Dementia Continuum course is based on recorded presentations from the 2019 MT Geriatric Education Center’s Annual Conference: The Dementia Continuum. The course examines dementia along the progression of the disease, encouraging participants to implement strategies in their practice setting for early detection, behavior management, end of life care planning, caregiving and the prevention of dementia.


  • Brain Health: Dementia Risk Reduction by Keith N. Fargo, PhD
  • End of Life Advance Care Planning for Dementia Patients by Lee Jennings, MD, MHS
  • Keeping Caregivers Well: You, Me and All of Us by Soo Borson, MD
  • Reducing and Managing Dementia Related Challenging Behaviors by Vicki Schmall, PhD
  • Why Early Detection of Dementia Matters by Patricia Coon, MD

Registration to the course gains participants a 6-month enrollment period, providing a convenient and flexible online format. Participants complete a pre-test, a post-test with a score of 70% or higher and a final course evaluation to earn the certificate of completion and continuing education (CE).

For more information, visit: Montana Geriatric Education Center.

To register, select the "Add to Cart" button below and follow the instructions through checkout. Within 24 hours of registration, you will receive login information. The subject line of the email will be: “University of Montana Online Course Access.” Please note that payment must be received before the login information will be sent to you.


Course Title: MTGEC The Dementia Continuum
UM Academic Credits: 0.00
Course Dates: 7/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
Instructor: Montana Geriatric Education Center
Course Fee: $25.00