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Alzheimer’s Disease

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

CE: 2 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
Rated 4.6 out of 5.0 based on 14466 reviews

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

Homestudy

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
IX.         Summary

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