Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders: Age-Related Changes

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorder
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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

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Summarize the characteristics, progression, and public health impact of Alzheimer’s disease
  2. List 4 causes of Alzheimer’s disease
  3. List 4 risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s disease
  4. Identify 5 symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease
  5. List 5 methods for testing for Alzheimer’s disease
  6. Discuss the psychosocial and financial burden on family and caregivers.
  7. List 2 available medical therapies, including their risks and benefits.
  8. Name 5 strategies of effective communication and behavior management for the person with Alzheimer’s disease.
  9. Spell out 3 effective ways of assisting with activities of daily living and maintenance of independence.
  10. Discuss 3 ethical and legal issues in caring for the Alzheimer’s patient, including end-of- life care.
  11. Discuss the National Plan to address Alzheimer’s Disease

COURSE OTLINIE:

  1. Definition
  2. Causes
  3. Risk Factors
  4. Symptoms
  5. Tests and Diagnosis
  6. Complications
  7. Treatments and Drugs
  8. Prevention
  9. Nursing Management
  10. Supportive Environment
  11. Effective Communication
  12. Behavior Management
  13. Activities of Daily Living
  14. Physical and Social Activities
  15. Caring for the Caregivers
  16. Ethical and Legal Considerations
  17. 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

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