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Course Overview

Care of persons with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) requires an interdisciplinary approach to address the numerous problems often seen in these individuals. One concern when caring for persons with Alzheimer’s disease is the risk of nutritional impairment. The nurse, dietitian, and other allied healthcare team members play an important role in meeting the nutritional needs of persons with AD. In this course, you will learn about the signs of AD and how it is diagnosed, and about the stages of AD along with interventions you can implement for each stage. You will also learn about nutritional complications, assessments, and interventions that you can implement when caring for those with AD.

About the Course Author

Kimberly Matthews, RN obtained a nursing degree from Western Kentucky University in 1998.  Ms. Matthews possesses over 20 years of nursing experience with over 17 of those in the Skilled Nursing industry.  Ms. Matthews has extensive experience in MDS, restorative nursing programs, and nursing management.  Ms. Matthews is currently a Post Acute Care Content writer and subject matter expert for MDS. Kim Matthews, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (12 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration

    1.00HOURS

    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

  • Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (Dietary)

    1.00HOURS

    Approved for 1.0 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-D1058. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition accepts medical errors courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Florida Department of Health. Relias Learning, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Nursing, provider # 50-290. This course is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-PAC-0-DCALZN
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-07-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-05-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the signs of Alzheimer’s disease.\r; Differentiate between the three stages of Alzheimer's disease.\r; Discuss laboratory values used to assess the nutritional status of persons with Alzheimer's disease. ; Discuss the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease.\r; Explain the role of a finger foods diet in meeting the person’s nutritional needs.\r; Recognize medication-related complications and identify nutritional solutions to those complications.\r
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course 
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: The Disease Process
    Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease
    Pathophysiology
    Risk Factors
    Pathogens and Inflammatory Response
    Diagnostic Criteria
    Alzheimer’s Symptoms
    Additional Causes of Cognitive Impairment
    Manifestations: Early Stage
    Manifestations: Middle Stage
    Manifestations: Late Stage
    Treatment Strategies
    Medical Foods and Dietary Supplements
    Specific Foods and Supplements
    Environmental and Behavioral Interventions
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Nutritional Support
    Case Study: Meet Dr. and Mrs. J
    Importance of Diet and Nutrition
    Food and Eating Habits
    Interventions for Changes in Food and Dietary Habits
    MIND Dietary Recommendations
    The Effects of Lipids on Brain Health
    Finger Foods Diet
    Norms and a Finger-Foods Diet
    Unplanned Weight Loss
    Modified and Therapeutic Diets
    Medication Assisted Weight Gain
    Dronabinol
    Megestrol
    Antidepressants
    Late Stage
    Tube Feeding
    Assessment and Documentation
    Laboratory Values
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributor(s)
    References
    Congratulations!

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Level II level Dietitians; Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.