Alzheimer's Disease

 

This course describes the prevalence, risk factors, and diagnostic criteria associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). You will gain an understanding of the stages of AD and the hallmarks of the disease’s progression. It provides a review of brain anatomy and the parts of the brain thought to be involved in the progression of the disease. You will also learn about the impact of AD on family caregivers, including supports that can assist caregivers with managing a family member’s AD. DSM™ and DSM-5™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.

$22.00

Hours: 2.50
REL-HHS-0-AD-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (33 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

2.5 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 2.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

2.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 2.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

2.5 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 2.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

2.5 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 2.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

2.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Psychology

2.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing

2.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Psychological Association

2.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Association of Social Work Boards

2.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Text-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 2.50 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

2.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.50 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

2.75 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 2.75 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

2.5 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 2.50 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

2.5 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 2.50 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

2.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.50 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

2.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.50 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

2.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 2.50 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 2.50 contact hours.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

2.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.50 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

2.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 2.50 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

2.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 2.50 contact hours.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

2.5 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

1.75 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.75 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

1.75 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.75 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]
Hours type - NHA: Resident Care Hours

Oregon Department of Human Services

2.5 HOURS


This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 2.50 contact hours.

California Nursing Home Administrator Program - P type

2.0 HOURS


This educational offering is approved by the California Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) as a Patient Care/Aging ("P" credit) course. Provider # CEP 1701; Course Approval # 1701002-6279/P. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators

2.5 HOURS


Course approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators.
Provider # 50-290
NHA/RCAL
This activity is approved for 2.50 contact hours.

Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board

2.5 HOURS


Course approved by the Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board.
Provider # 50-290
This activity is approved for 2.50 contact hours.

Missouri Health Care Association

2.5 HOURS


This on-line activity has been approved for 2.50 Patient Care Hour(s) toward the Missouri continuing education requirement for nursing home administrators. Relias LLC offers courses approved by the Missouri Health Care Association, an approved training agency, TA-002-919, by the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators. This activity is approved for 2.50 contact hours.

Tennessee Department of Health

2.5 HOURS


Learning activity approved by the Tennessee Department of Health, Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation as continuing education for Residential Homes for the Aged and Assisted Care Living Facility administrators. This activity is approved for 2.50 contact hours.

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

1.75 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.75 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

1.75 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.75 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]
Hours type - NHA: Resident Care

National Academy of Certified Care Managers

2.5 HOURS



Relias,LLC is approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) as a continuing education provider, #18-502RA.

This activity approved for 2.50 CMC contact hours

Oregon Department of Human Services

2.5 HOURS


This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 2.50 contact hours.

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

2.5 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-AD-V2
Hours: 2.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Describe the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease and how they develop as the illness progresses.
Identify at least three potential risk factors that may contribute to the disease
Describe standard treatment and research into new treatments for AD, including mental health treatment for individuals who have a diagnosis of AD.
Describe strategies that have been shown to help caregivers and family members manage the disease effectively.
Provide information on local supports to clients and their families by using resources and services available.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: The Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease
A. Meet Jenny
B. Alzheimer’s is Major Public Health Problem
C. The Impact on Families as Caregivers
D. The Realities of Caregiving
E. Studying New Ways to Help Caregivers
F. Respite Care and Supports
G. Support Groups for Caregivers
H. Ways to Provide Caregiving
I. 1. Food and Fluid Consumption
J. 2. Pain Management
K. 3. Social Engagement
L. 4. Palliative and End of Life Care
M. Let’s Review
N. Section Summary
Section 3: The Brain and Alzheimer’s Disease
A. A Strange Land
B. Understanding the Brain
C. Communication, Metabolism, and Repair
D. The Aging Brain
E. The Brain with Alzheimer’s Disease
F. Alzheimer’s Disease Hallmarks
G. Let’s Review
H. Section Summary
Section 4: Stages and Symptoms
A. Meet Jose
B. Alzheimer’s Across the Lifespan
C. Practice Guidelines
D. Preclinical
E. Mild Cognitive Impairment
F. Dementia due to Alzheimer’s Disease
G. Mild AD
H. Moderate AD
I. Severe AD
J. Section Summary
Section 5: Underlying Causes and Risk Factors
A. Observations and Correlations
B. Putting the Puzzle Together
C. Age
D. Genetic Factors
E. DNA, Chromosomes, and Genes
F. Genes and Early-Onset
G. APP Mutations
H. Late-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
I. Beta-amyloid
J. Tau
K. Immune System and Inflammation
L. Insulin
M. Cardiovascular Risk Factors
N. Head Trauma
O. Delirium
P. Down’s Syndrome
Q. Section Summary
Section 6: Diagnosing Alzheimer’s
A. More About Jose
B. Diagnostic Criteria
C. Early Diagnosis
D. Genetic Testing
E. Current Tools for Diagnosing
F. Efforts to Improve Diagnosing
G. Neuroimaging
H. Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)
I. Neuropsychological Testing
J. Gene Microarray Analysis
K. Let’s Review
L. Section Summary
Section 7: Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
A. Medications
B. Clinical Trials
C. Targeting Beta-amyloid
D. Cardiovascular-Related Medications
E. Cell Replacement
F. Insulin
G. Additional Areas of Research Interest
Section 8: Mental Health Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
A. Goals of Mental Health Interventions
B. Behavior and Personality Changes
C. Communication
D. Memory Work
E. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy
F. Psychotherapy
G. Supportive Group Therapy
H. Family Psychoeducation
I. Antipsychotic Medications
J. Clinical Depression in Alzheimer’s Disease
K. Managing Symptoms in Late Stage Alzheimer’s Disease
L. Sundowning
M. Research Efforts: Studies in Resilience and Cognitive Reserve
N. Let’s Review
O. Section Summary
Section 9: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributors
C. Resources
D. References
E. Congratulations!

Instructor: Robin Gault-Winton, MSW
Robin Gault-Winton received her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in Psychology and her Masters degree in Social Work from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She has put these degrees to use as a therapist, trainer, curriculum developer, instructional designer, and performance improvement director. Her current position is Director of Learning Solution at Castle Worldwide. Her areas of professional interest include gerontology, mental health, e-learning development, and organizational consultation. In her personal life, she lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, two daughters, two cats and a dog.  Disclosure: Robin Gault-Winton, MSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Debi Damas, RN
Debi Damas is a registered nurse in the state of Ohio. As Group Product Manager for Acute Care courses at Relias Learning, Ms. Damas works with accreditations experts to ensure that Relias courses accurately reflect regulations and standards of practice, set the direction of new content, and ensure that existing courses are maintained on an ongoing basis. She has worked in the acute setting in the Coronary Care Unit, Med-Surg and Post-Partum/Newborn Nursery. She also has extensive experience in the post-acute care space for over 18 years, holding positions as Nursing Assistant, Charge Nurse, MDS Nurse, Restorative Nurse, Director of Nursing, Regional Nurse, and Corporate Nurse. She has extensive experience working with the regulations in healthcare settings. She has a certificate in legal nurse consulting. Disclosure: Debi Damas, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Joseph Murphy, Ph.D.
Dr. Joseph Murphy, Ph.D. is a Clinical and Research Psychologist who has extensive clinical and administrative expertise working in the field of Behavioral healthcare at the county and state levels in California, Maryland, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He has served as a Federal contractor in Behavioral Health. His work supported research at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, the Military Operational Medicine Psychological Research Program at Ft. Detrick, and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, Silver Spring, MD. For nine years he was the Director of State Operated Mental Health programs for At-Risk youth in Butner, North Carolina. He developed a number of webinars and a Peer Training course in Older Adult Behavioral Health Literacy for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, and National Libraries of Medicine. He served as Director of a Wellness and Recovery program in Gaithersburg, MD.  Disclosure: Joseph Murphy, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Director of Nursing Services – Certified, and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the manager of curriculum design for post-acute care for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules for the post-acute care industry. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI). Disclosure: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; entry and intermediate level Nurses; entry and intermediate level Professional Counselors; entry and intermediate level Social Workers; entry level Psychologists; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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