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Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Title: Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease        

CE/CME Offered:

CE/CME Credit Available: Nurse

Member Price: $35.00
Non-Member Price: $70.00

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Length: 2.4 hours

This course will provide an overview of Alzheimer’s disease, the causes, risk factors and effects on the brain and associated medical complications. The behaviors that patients exhibit in the seven stages of dementia and strategies for caring for these patients in the home environment, as well as how to help manage the behaviors seen in progressive dementia and Alzheimer’s disease will also be reviewed.


  • Distinguish between Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
  • Describe the behaviors a patient exhibits in each of the seven stages of dementia
  • Identify the key components to help manage the behaviors seen in progressive dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Name the types of medications commonly used to treat behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's disease
Subject Matter Expert:



Planners: Patricia Jaime, LMSW, Sandra Doolittle, MSW, Deborah Scholl, RN BSN, MSM and Peggy Patton, RN MHCL, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Subject Matter Expert: TBD

Credit Hours:
Nurse: 2.4 Contact Hours

In order to complete this online activity, participants must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation. You will have access to the course for 90 days from the date of purchase.

This TCG CHEX eLearning course is being provided through NHPCO’s collaboration with The Corridor Group, Inc.

CHEX Knowledge Exchange is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 2.4 contact hours applicable for RN, LPN or LMHT re-licensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Provider Number: LT0224-0738.

Release Date:


Review Date: 3/31/2018

Expiration Date:


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