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ATrain Education Inc.

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias, 6 units

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Overview / Abstract:

Provides healthcare workers with the skills, techniques, and strategies to care for those who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. It includes activities that allow participants to practice the skills and strategies they have learned.

When you finish this course, you will be able to:

*Describe three differences between Alzheimer’s dementia and non-Alzheimer’s dementia.
*State the three National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer's Association stages of dementia.
*Identify three barriers that may contribute to a missed or delayed diagnosis of dementia.
*In terms of onset, cause, and duration, distinguish among dementia, delirium, and depression.
*List three common behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
*Identify five other common behaviors often attributed to dementia.
*Explain the action of the two main classes of medications prescribed for Alzheimer’s disease.
*State three ways in which dementia affects a person’s ability to complete activities of daily living.
*Describe three ways in which exercise appears to positively impact in people with dementia.
*Relate the three components that should be part of any activities program for anyone with dementia.
*Discuss three ways in which stress can affect a caregiver’s quality of life.


Nov 01, 2018


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Occupational Therapy CE, Physical Therapy CE





Credits / Hours

6 contact hours


American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), California Board of Physical Therapy, California Board of Registered Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, Florida Occupational Therapy Association, Georgia Board of Physical Therapy, Kentucky Board of Nursing, Washington D.C. Board of Nursing, New York Physical Therapy Association

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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Rehabilitation / Therapy, Pharmacology, Palliative Care / Hospice, Law / Legal, Geriatrics / LTC, Ethics, Diagnosis / Assessment / Patient History, Depression / Bipolar, Alzheimers / Dementia, Acute Care

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Keywords / Search Terms

ATrain Education Inc. ATrain Education, AD, ADRD, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, depression, delirium, stress, family, restraints, chemical, physical, therapeutic environment, ethical conflicts, challenging behaviors

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