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Alzheimer's Disease

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Course Created: 2018

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

Alzheimer's disease is a chronic, progressive neurological disorder that causes profound cognitive and behavioral impairments. It is the most common cause of dementia in older adults. A person's genetics, lifestyle, and environment play a part in the development of the disease, but the cause of Alzheimer's disease is not known. There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease and attempts at finding easily applied preventative measures have not been successful. The treatment for Alzheimer's disease at this point focuses on symptomatic relief.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the clinical features of Alzheimer's Disease
  • Explain the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease
  • Discuss the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction
II.           Epidemiology
III.        Etiology and Pathophysiology
1.   Environmental Contaminants
2.   Lifestyle and Medical Conditions
3.   Genetics
IV.         Clinical Features of Alzheimer's Disease
1.   Cognitive Impairments
2.   Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease
V.            Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease
VI.         Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
1.   Drug Therapy
2.   Environmental and Psychosocial Interventions
3.   The DICE Method
4.   Kohlman Evaluation of Living Skills
VII.       Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease
VIII.    Case Study of Alzheimer's Disease
1.   Discussion
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