Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease that destroys a person’s memory. It affects their ability to do things. The disease causes people to be confused and have trouble remembering. The care for people with Alzheimer’s is different for every person. Each person will need more care as they age. This course presents things about Alzheimer’s disease that you need to know. It suggests ways to care for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.
59A-36.011 Staff Training Requirements. Location: Online
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Alzheimer’s Disease
What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Changes in Behaviors
Changes in Abilities
Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease
Section 3: Conclusion
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She 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, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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