Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Alzheimer’s Disease A. Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease B. Alzheimer's Disease vs. Dementia C. Causes of Dementia D. Alzheimer’s Disease vs. Normal Aging E. Risk Factors F. Alzheimer’s Disease Progression G. Review H. Summary Section 3: Behaviours and Functional Ability Changes A. The Brain B. Hippocampus C. Temporal Lobe D. Frontal Lobe E. Occipital Lobe F. Parietal Lob G. Aggression and Agitation H. Repetition and Wandering I. Delusions and Hallucinations J. Confusion K. Depression L. Sleep Disorders M. Changes in Ability N. Review O. Summary Section 4: Strategies for Caring For Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease A. Person-Centred Care B. Problem-Solving Approach C. Communication D. Early Stage E. Middle Stage F. Late Stage G. Psychosocial Needs H. Review I. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations
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Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.”Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Peggy is a Health Services professional with over 38 years of progressive Nursing, Education, and Health Management experience including Critical Care Emergency Nursing, Case Management, and Home Care Senior Management. As Director of Product Management, Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centre’s, she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of software product delivery including implementation and constant improvement of a provincial home care solution and assessment solution for the Province of Ontario. Peggy is highly skilled in all aspects of communication and education, including facilitation, presentations, Disclosure: Peggy Hewson, BScN, MaED has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.