Overview of Dementia
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about the common signs and symptoms, risk factors, possible causes, kinds of dementia, classification schemes, and treatment choices of dementia.

Course Publication Date: March 15, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:OD030718
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Geriatric Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Professional Issues
Psychiatric & Mental Health
Oregon AFH / AMH / APD / DD

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Learning Objectives
  • List the common signs and symptoms of dementia.
  • Discuss the risk factors for dementia.
  • Describe some possible causes of dementia.
  • Discuss three classification schemes to group dementias together.
  • State the generally accepted criteria for the diagnosis of dementia.
  • Identify common treatment choices for dementia patients.
  • Discuss caring for a demented person.
  • Discuss some end-of-life issues related to dementia.


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