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Alzheimer’s Dementia - PDF $20.00

Alzheimer’s Dementia - PDF
Alzheimer’s Dementia - PDF

Complete this course to earn 1 CPD hour

Discusses the current status of Alzheimer’s diagnosis, differentiation and interventions and the importance of neuropsychological assessment.

Progressive dementias, such as Alzheimer’s, are terminal, often frightening illnesses, and health professionals can ease a very difficult time by ensuring people with dementia – as well as those around them – can make sense of what is occurring.

In this module, you will gain an understanding of the foundations of dementia as well as its different forms. You will come to understand how seemingly ‘unexplainable’ changes in mood and behaviour often seen by families and staff stem from specific changes in the brain.

Neuropsychological assessments provide accurate early diagnosis of the various subtypes of dementia as well as the capacity to differentially diagnose dementia from other non-dementing conditions in the older person. As part of this module, you will look at the role of neuropsychological assessment in determining which part of the brain is affected by dementia, as well as appropriate interventions.

Completing this online module accumulates one hour of CPD for nurses.

Acknowledgements Content derived from ‘Alzheimer’s dementia: neuropsychology, early diagnosis and intervention’ by Matthew Summers, in Older people: Issues and innovations in care, 4th edition, by Nay, Garratt and Fetherstonhaugh.