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Alzheimer’s Disease, Part 1 - PT60215

Alzheimer’s Disease, Part 1

Trends in Diagnosis and Management

by Annette Kelly, PhD, MSN, ARNP
(4.5 / 607 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.80 Hour(s))

Price: $34.00
CE-PRO Price: $17.00


Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain’s nerve cells (neurons), resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes. An estimated 5.5 million Americans of all ages had Alzheimer's disease in 2016. For Americans ages 65 and older, this prevalence represents one in 10 people; an estimated 5.3 million people who are age 65 and older. This interprofessional continuing education module informs nurses, physicians, dietitians, speech-language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and social workers about the trends in diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s disease.


The goal of this continuing education program is to inform nurses, physicians, dietitians, speech-language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, emergency medical technicians, and social workers about the trends in the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s disease. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss how interprofessional collaboration and practice can improve the care and outcomes of people with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Identify three key elements in the diagnostic guidelines for Alzheimer’s disease
  • Describe two research areas that have enriched the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Explain three innovative approaches to the management of care of people provisionally diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, physicians, dietitians, speech-language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, and social workers.
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/21.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the:
Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 15S1513 for 06/08/15 to 06/08/16 for 1.75 hours; 16S1773 for 06/09/16 to 06/09/17 (1.75 hr); 17S5475 for 6/10/17 to 6/10/18 for 1.5 hours)
Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE15-25259 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15 for 1.5 hours; CE16-27201 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16 for 1.5 hours; CE17-539620 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 for 1.5 hours); Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 6253 for 06/24/15 to 06/23/16 for 1.8 hours/0.18 CEUS, 2016-215 for 06/24/16 to 06/23/17 for 1.4 hours/0.14 CEUS; 2017-256 for 6/24/17 to 6/23/18 for 1.4/0.14 CEUs; 2018-310 for 6/24/18 to 6/23/19 for 1.4 hours/0.14 CEUs)
Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE008586 for 07/18/15 to 12/31/16 for 1.8 credits; PTCE010068 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18; PTCE010068 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18)
New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 2014-1626 for 05/26/15 to 01/31/16 for 1.8 credits; 2016-835 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18 (1.8 hr)).
This course has been approved by the
Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 06/01/15 to 06/01/19
Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.18 units of continuing education for 07/31/15 to 07/31/17.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 4/24/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/21/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/21/2021


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Jean H - Ahoskie, NC  ·  Nov 16, 2018
There were good references to articles if the participant used them. Some graphs and statistics or results would have been helpful. It was difficult specifically to find the French researchers' assessment which I might find helpful in understanding my patients' condition. Overall, it was a good, current review.
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Leonard B - Philadelphia , PA  ·  Nov 08, 2018
Very informative course
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Kevin A - Austin, TX  ·  Nov 08, 2018
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John A - Arlington, TX  ·  Nov 07, 2018
great course, learned a lot
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Kari R - Jerseyville, IL  ·  Nov 07, 2018
interesting info on AD. good refresher course for PTs
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Price: $34.00
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