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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.

Expiration

Nov 01, 2017

Discipline(s)

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

Format

Online

Cost

$39.00

Credits / Hours

6 contact hours

Accreditation

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

Is This Activity Certified for "Live" Credit?

YES

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

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

None

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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