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Alzheimer’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia: Discerning the Differences

Regular Price: $20.00
Online Course & CNE Credit Expiration: 01/01/2024
1.75 Contact Hours
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Discover and compare the differences between Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia. This course delves into pathophysiology, common features and symptoms, disease management, how to screen for memory loss, and more.

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As the U.S. population ages, the risk for age-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia increases. According to Lang and colleagues, about 50% of individuals with dementia are undiagnosed. When dementia is diagnosed early, opportunities to address it increase. These opportunities include pursuing health behaviors that reduce progression, initiating medications earlier to help moderate symptoms and to potentially slow progression, as well as participating in research and advanced care planning. Nurses in all settings must increase their knowledge and understanding of dementia to ensure early detection.

Key Learning Outcomes

  1. Compare Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia as to pathophysiology, signs, symptoms, and management.
  2. Describe how to screen for memory loss.

Presented by:

Lisa Kirk Wiese, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, CNE; Jennifer Lingler, PhD, MA, CRNP, FAAN; and Allison Lindauer, PhD, NP

Lisa Kirk Wiese is an associate professor of nursing at the Florida Atlantic University C. E. Lynn College of Nursing in Boca Raton. Jennifer Lingler is professor and vice chair for research at the Health and Community Systems University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Allison Lindauer is an assistant professor of neurology at the School of Medicine Oregon Health and Science University and the Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center director of outreach, recruitment, and education in Portland.

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The American Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17219.


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