Dementia: Alzheimer's Disease Patient Care
Objectives: Summarize the epidemiological and societal impacts of Alzheimer’s disease. Describe the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease. List risk factors and possible preventive measures for Alzheimer’s disease. Identify the signs, symptoms, and diagnostic steps for the disease. Discuss available pharmacologic and medical therapies. Summarize strategies in the rehabilitation and care of persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Identify interventions in managing problem behaviors. Describe effective support for families and caregivers. Discuss ethical, legal, and end-of-life considerations.
Description: Learn about risk factors, possible preventive measures, clinical manifestations, and the disease process of Alzheimer's disease. Increase your knowledge of appropriate therapeutic interventions and strategies for addressing the effects of the disease, and methods of providing effective support for caregivers.