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Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

The purpose of this educational activity is to enable the learner to identify the risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment for persons living with dementia as well as best practices for meeting the needs of the individual and their family.


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Learning Objectives

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

  1. Select three (3) signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
  2. List two (2) risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.
  3. State two (2) means of diagnosing Alzheimer's disease.
  4. Identity three (3) interventions for helping the person who has changes in behavior due to Alzheimer’s disease.
  5. State three (3) interventions for care of the person living with Alzheimer’s disease.
  6. Identify two (2) interventions to help support the family of a person living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Learning Outcome

At the end of this lesson, the participant will be able to demonstrate knowledge about the facts of Alzheimer's disease by passing a post-lesson quiz with 85% or greater accuracy.


Lois Platt, MSN, RN

Ms. Platt has had extensive experience in a variety of health care settings, including as Staff Development Coordinator in a long-term care facility. She also 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 a Certified Nursing Assistant Program. 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. Her work experience also includes staff and charge positions on Medical-Surgical and Intensive Care Units. 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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Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

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