If Your Patient Has Dementia
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease – common signs, classifications, causes, criteria for a diagnosis, treatment choices, end-of-life issues and how to care for a person with dementia.

Course Publication Date: May 19, 2020

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:PHD121019
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Psychiatric & Mental Health
Community & Home Health
Geriatric Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Professional Issues
Oregon AFH / AMH / APD / DD
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the risk factors for Alzheimer’s dementia.

  • Name three common signs of dementia.

  • List three classifications of dementia.

  • Discuss three causes dementia.

  • State two generally accepted criteria for the diagnosis of dementia.

  • Describe caring for a demented person.

  • Identify common treatment choices.

  • Describe some end-of-life issues.


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