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Course Description

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a condition in which the concept of loss is central – the loss of one’s memories, independence, the ability to recognize loved ones, and the loss of dignity. Often referred to as “the long goodbye,” AD is the most common type of dementia, affecting approximately millions of Americans. It is responsible for billions of dollars annually in health care costs. However, new research is providing hope for those with Alzheimer’s disease as well as for their families and caregivers.

Course Purpose

The goal of this course is to provide health care professionals with an overview of the various types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Signs and symptoms of the disease, methods of diagnosis, aspects of care and treatment, caregiver issues, integrative health considerations, as well as implications for the future of this disease are discussed.

Course Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Describe the incidence and impact of Alzheimer’s disease on national and global health.
  2. Identify the key milestones in the history of Alzheimer’s disease.
  3. Explain the aspects of brain anatomy and physiology as it relates to Alzheimer’s disease.
  4. Differentiate between normal brain changes that occur with aging and those changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
  5. Explain the causes of Alzheimer’s disease.
  6. Differentiate between the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on the various areas of the brain.
  7. Identify risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
  8. Explain the stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
  9. Differentiate between Alzheimer’s disease and depression.
  10. Identify characteristics of common types of dementia.
  11. Explain key methods used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease.
  12. Describe basic elements of care for the person with Alzheimer’s disease.
  13. Explain methods to effectively manage behavior in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.
  14. Identify possible integrative therapies that may affect the development or behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
  15. Identify caregiver issues related to Alzheimer’s disease.
  16. Describe possible stress management options for caregivers.
  17. State current research initiatives and findings in Alzheimer’s disease.

Topics

  • Advance Practice
  • Behavioral Health
  • Brain Health
  • Case Management
  • Community Health
  • Complementary and Alternative Health
  • Diabetes
  • Gerontology
  • Holistic Health
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Integrative Health
  • Long-Term Care
  • Men’s Health
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oncology
  • Palliative Care
  • Psychiatric Health
  • Social Work
  • Stress Management
  • Women's Health

Professions

  • Acupuncture
  • Dietetics/Nutrition
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Education
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Other
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work

Accreditation

American Board of Managed Care Nursing - The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions' ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).

ANCC—American Nurses Credentialing Center - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AOTA—American Occupational Therapy Association - American Occupational Therapy Association

ASWB—Association of Social Work Boards - Association of Social Work Boards

California Board of Behavioral Sciences - California Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider Number PCE 1564. Course meets the qualifications for the stated hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

California Board of Registered Nurses - Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 14693 for the number of hours stated.

California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section - The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE BROKER after successful completion.

Florida Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of nursing (CE Provider # 50-12076). Courses are automatically submitted to CE Broker.

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Board of Respiratory Care - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

NCBTMB—National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider Number 451562-11.

State Accreditation

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in...

  • All States
  • Texas
  • Cost: $40.00

  • Contact Hours: 4.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.40

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