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Alzheimer’s Nursing Care

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Course Overview

Alzheimer’s Nursing Care
Morgan Curry

Author: Morgan Curry

This fulfills the continuing education requirement of Alzheimer’s for the state of Rhode Island. 

Alzheimer’s disease is a destructive, progressive, and irreversible brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia in older adults (1). For most people who have Alzheimer’s disease, symptoms first appear in their mid 60‘s (1). Studies suggest more than 5.5 million Americans, most 65 or older, may have dementia caused by Alzheimer’s (1). It is currently listed as the sixth leading cause of death in the united states. It is important to understand the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s dementia and how to manage the care of a patient, family member, or friend suffering from the disease.  

Course Outline

  1. Introduction  
  2. History of Alzheimer’s  
  3. Signs, Symptoms, & Diagnosis  
  4. Stages of the Disease  
  5. Prevention  
  6. Treatment  
  7. Care-giving  
  8. Conclusion 

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss Alzheimer’s nursing care. It will take the average learner 60 minutes to complete.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Understand the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia. 
  2. List and define the signs and symptoms of the disease.  
  3. Understand the different stages of the disease and behaviors associated with each stage. 
  4. Understand the treatments of the disease. 
  5. Understand different strategies of care-giving related to Alzheimer’s disease and ways to manage various aspects of behavioral changes of a patient with Alzheimer’s. 

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Conflict of Interest Statement

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.

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Course created on: March 18, 2021

Course Expires on: March 18, 2024

Course Offering: #40