Alzheimer’s Disease

Medical / General



In order to increase and maintain a reasonable quality of life for Alzheimer’s disease patients throughout the course of the disease, caregivers must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the disease. The purpose of this course is to provide clinicians with the skills to care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease in any setting as part of the interdisciplinary team. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

1. Outline the characteristics and impact of Alzheimer’s disease.

2. Summarize the pathophysiological changes in the brain related to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

3. Describe the different types of memory.

4. List the clinical manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease in various stages.

5. Identify the goals and components of the diagnostic workup, including assistance in diagnosing non-English-proficient patients.

6. Discuss the planning issues facing the family after the diagnosis is made.

7. Identify components of a therapeutic environment for patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

8. Describe the appropriate pharmacological and nonpharmacological management of Alzheimer’s disease.

9. Discuss components of care in working with patients with Alzheimer’s disease, including rehabilitation and management of coexisting illnesses.

10. Describe interventions for impaired communication.

11. Describe concerns related to sexuality and intimacy that may occur in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

12. Apply interventions for maintaining and enhancing nutrition.

13. Describe several behavioral management skills and examples of successful interventions for specific behaviors common to patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

14. Compare the techniques used for reminiscing, reality orientation, and validation therapy.

15. Describe the care required by those with end-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

16. Describe interventions for providing support to the family.

This 15-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.

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