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Alzheimer’s Disease, Part 1

Trends in Diagnosis and Management

by Annette Kelly, PhD, MSN, ARNP and Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD and Debora A Davidson, PhD, OTR/l
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This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.18 AOTA CEU)

Price: $27.00
CE-PRO Price: $13.50


Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain’s nerve cells (neurons), resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills and behavioral changes. An estimated 5.2 million Americans of all ages had AD in 2014. This includes an estimated 5 million people age 65 and older and about 200,000 people under 65, who have younger-onset AD. This interprofessional CE module informs nurses, physicians, dietitians, speech-language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and social workers about the trends in diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s disease.


The goal of this continuing education program is to inform nurses, physicians, dietitians, speech-language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, and social workers about the trends in diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s disease. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss how interprofessional collaboration and practice can improve the care and outcomes of people with AD
  • Identify three key elements in the diagnostic guidelines for AD
  • Describe two research areas that have enriched the diagnosis and treatment of AD
  • Explain three innovative approaches to the management of care of people provisionally diagnosed with AD
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Client factors
OT Process: Intervention
OT Process: Outcomes, Prevention

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, physicians, dietitians, speech-language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, and social workers.
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 4/24/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/24/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/24/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Patricia N - Bay Shore, NY  ·  Apr 04, 2018
This was very imformative
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Allison D - Laurelton, NY  ·  Mar 29, 2018
Lengthy but amazing information
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Giselle A - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Mar 20, 2018
Interesting data, still lots of research to be done.
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CHRISTINE B - Fort Myers, FL  ·  Mar 19, 2018
Good information, pertinent to my job and to the population I work with.
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Amber S - Wahpeton, ND  ·  Mar 08, 2018
This CE course shines light on a situation that needs to be put out into the public more. Caregivers are not alone. We need to work together as a community and support each other with our loved ones that have AD.
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Price: $27.00
CE-PRO Price: $13.50