Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: A Brief Overview for Professional Caregivers

Hours: 1.25
Course Number: 1656
Course Date: 12/06/2023

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: A Brief Overview for Professional Caregivers is a 1-hour continuing education course covering a variety of useful topics in the daily care of residents with Alzheimer’s Disease. The course provides definitions of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia and differentiates the two conditions. It also describes signs and symptoms and behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The course also explains some useful behavioral interventions and the importance of person-centered dementia care.


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The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of information regarding Alzheimer’s Disease that can be helpful for professional caregivers in their daily work with residents diagnosed with the condition.

Learning Objectives

1. Define and differentiate Alzheimer’s disease and dementia 2. List common signs and symptoms 3. List common behavioral reactions 4. Describe effective person-centered behavioral interventions

Criteria for Successful Completion

To receive continuing education credit for this program, you must complete the entire course, including registration, viewing the video program, taking the post-test and obtaining a score of at least 70% or better, and completing the program evaluation. If you do not score a 70% or better, you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 70% or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.


Nursing Home Administrators

1.25 HOURS
This educational offering has been reviewed by The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.25 clock hours. Program approval number: 20250301-1.25-A101410-DL

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