PURPOSE: Given information, guidelines, and specific nursing responses for cognitively impaired people, the Health care provider will be able to assist family members and provide professional nursing care to residents with Alzheimer’s disease.
PARTICIPANTS: Health care providers
- Summarize the characteristics, progression, and public health impact of Alzheimer’s disease
- List 4 causes of Alzheimer’s disease
- List 4 risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s disease
- Identify 5 symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease
- List 5 methods for testing for Alzheimer’s disease
- Discuss the psychosocial and financial burden on family and caregivers.
- List 2 available medical therapies, including their risks and benefits.
- Name 5 strategies of effective communication and behavior management for the person with Alzheimer’s disease.
- Spell out 3 effective ways of assisting with activities of daily living and maintenance of independence.
- Discuss 3 ethical and legal issues in caring for the Alzheimer’s patient, including end-of- life care.
- Discuss the National Plan to address Alzheimer’s Disease
- Risk Factors
- Tests and Diagnosis
- Treatments and Drugs
- Nursing Management
- Supportive Environment
- Effective Communication
- Behavior Management
- Activities of Daily Living
- Physical and Social Activities
- Caring for the Caregivers
- Ethical and Legal Considerations
- National Plan to address Alzheimer’s Disease
METHOD OF EDUCATION: On-line course; Final Exam: Pass score = 70%
METHOD OF COURSE EVALUATION: Student evaluation
CONTACT HOURS: 3