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Alcohol and Dementia

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Includes one complimentary Continuing Education (CE) credit. CE Application Guide
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There is growing evidence that suggests a link between alcohol use and dementia. Several studies have shown that there is a strong link between a high-level of alcohol consumption and an increase in dementia risk. This course provides strategies and resources to help health professionals address alcohol use and build cognitive resilience.

Participants in this webinar will be able to:

  • List 6 or more modifiable risk factors for dementia.
  • Summarize the link between alcohol use and dementia.
  • Identify effective interventions and strategies to address alcohol use with a special focus on adults ages 45 and older.
  • Identify special considerations for high-risk populations.


Leon Coleman JrLeon Coleman Jr, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. Following medical school at UNC he completed two years of general surgery residency before returning to the lab as a research associate where he studied immune mechanisms underlying alcohol abuse and severe burn injury. Dr. Coleman began his lab at UNC in 2020 in the Department of Pharmacology, where the overriding goal of the lab’s work is to identify novel treatments for immune related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, addiction, cancer and trauma.