Nursing: Alzheimer's Disease: Definitions, Diagnostics, and Patient-Centered Care

Select a State to view hours and price

About Course #N1846

Release Date: September 12, 2017

Expiration Date: September 30, 2020

20 Contact hours  This course provides a comprehensive guide to Alzheimer's disease and its pathology, and presents the most up-to-date criteria and guidelines for its diagnosis. Communication challenges, nutrition, incontinence, falls and restraint use, and pain and hospitalization for the person with Alzheimer's disease are thoroughly discussed in separate chapters. Because patient-centered nursing care reaches beyond the physical care of the person, spirituality, palliative care and end-of-life issues are examined in the context of the person with Alzheimer's disease. Pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions are covered extensively as well as all aspects of caregiving and caregiver planning.

Texas Nurses - This course fulfills 2-hour Older Adult/Geriatric Care requirement.

This should not be taken in conjunction with N1854 - Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease: Biological Processes and Behavioral Management, N1853 - Alzheimer's Disease: Challenges, Interventions, and Approaches to Care, or N1855 - The Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver: Nursing Interventions and Support.

About the Author

Jacqueline Close, PhD, APRN, GCNS-BC, FNGNA, received a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Corpus Christi State University, a master of science in nursing from Point Loma Nazarene University, and a doctor of philosophy in nursing from the University of San Diego. Her dissertation research examined the documentation of a systematic assessment for delirium in hospitalized older adult patients who had been medicated with select antipsychotic medications.

Dr. Close serves on the board and is very active in the National Gerontological Nursing Association and served as a member of the American Nurses Association Gerontological Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice revision and update in 2010. She is a member of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, the California Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Sigma Theta Tau International, Zeta Mu at-Large Chapter, the American Nurses Association, and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools' policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.

Find Alzheimer's Disease: Definitions, Diagnostics, and Patient-Centered Care - N1846 in your state

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Washington DC
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming