At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:
Identify two (2) strategies to minimize behaviors associated with advanced Alzheimer's disease.
Discuss two (2) types of medication used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
List three (3) goals of palliative care during end-stage Alzheimer's disease.
At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge about behaviors, medications, and end stage care associated with advanced Alzheimer’s disease by passing a quiz with a score of 85% or greater accuracy.
Cindy Smith, MSN, RN-BC, CNE
Cindy has served in the acute, critical care and geriatric environments for over 34 years. She has worked at the bedside in staff nurse positions and has also served as an educator and manager. She has a broad range of experiences from which to draw from. In addition, Cindy has also taught the Adult Health Nursing Course for a baccalaureate degree nursing program. In her current practice, Cindy is the clinical nurse educator for the Medical, Oncology, Orthopedic, and Neurologic units at a 250-bed acute-care hospital.
Cindy is certified in Medical/Surgical Nursing, as well as in Nursing Education. She holds a master’s degree in Nursing from Georgia Southern University.
Cindy’s passion is education. She has written numerous journal and continuing education articles. Cindy believes that nurses must take advantage of learning activities in order to stay apprised of the latest evidence-based care.