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Behaviors: Medications and Interventions

The purpose of this educational activity is to enable the learner to learn how to assess behaviors associated with a dementia diagnosis and identify appropriate interventions for observed behaviors.


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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify three (3) cognitive abilities impaired as a result of Alzheimer’s disease.
  2. Determine three (3) behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
  3. Select four (4) interventions to help minimize behavioral problems for a person with
    Alzheimer’s disease.

Learning Outcome

At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge about behavior-related assessment and interventions associated with dementia by passing a post-lesson quiz with 85% or greater accuracy.


Lois Platt, MSN, RN

Ms. Platt is retired from a Staff Development Coordinator position in a Long-Term Care facility in Arizona. She worked as a Term Assistant Professor of Nursing for the University of Alaska Anchorage AAS Nursing Program for many years as well as coordinating and teaching the Certified Nursing Assistant Program in Valdez, Alaska. Prior to entering nursing education, Ms. Platt worked in both staff nurse and Clinical Resource Manager positions in a small Critical Access Hospital in rural Alaska. She has also worked in both staff and charge nurse positions in an Intensive Care Unit in Connecticut. Ms. Platt obtained a Diploma in nursing from Joseph Lawrence School of Nursing in New London, Connecticut; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut; and a Master of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska.

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