Brain Health, Cognition, and Mental Health

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Conditions affecting mood and cognition can impact quality of life for people with HIV as they age into older adulthood. This learning activity will provide an overview of HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND), as well as other conditions that may impact mood and cognition. Strategies for assessing and managing these conditions will be reviewed. The impact of living with these conditions will be highlighted through a patient’s personal perspective

Learning Objectives

  • To discuss the neurologic complications seen in older adults with HIV
  • To identify ways to screen for cognitive impairment in people aging with HIV
  • To discuss the impact of mental health on people aging with HIV

Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD)

 Approximate Time to Complete this Activity: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) Offered for This Activity 1.25 Contact Hours

To claim contact hours, participants must receive a passing score of 80% on the module post-test and complete a brief evaluation. To access the post-test and evaluation, click on the purple Claim Contact Hours button under the viewing panel on the next page.

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August 3, 2022


August 2, 2024