Course Summary

Practice Level: Intermediate

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

  1. Etiology and Pathophysiology
  2. Environmental Contaminants
  3. Lifestyle and Medical Conditions
  4. Genetics
Clinical Features of Alzheimer’s Disease
  1. Cognitive Impairments
  2. Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease
Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
  1. Drug Therapy
  2. Environmental and Psychosocial Interventions
  3. The DICE Method
  4. Kohlman Evaluation of Living Skills
Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease
Case Study of Alzheimer’s Disease
  1. Discussion


Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Dana Bartlett is a professional nurse and author. His clinical experience includes 16 years of ICU and ER experience and over 20 years of as a poison control center information specialist. Dana has published numerous CE and journal articles, written NCLEX material, written textbook chapters, and done editing and reviewing for publishers such as Elsevier, Lippincott, and Thieme. He has written widely on the subject of toxicology and was recently named a contributing editor, toxicology section, for Critical Care Nurse journal. He is currently employed at the Connecticut Poison Control Center and is actively involved in lecturing and mentoring nurses, emergency medical residents and pharmacy students.

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