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Goals and Learning Outcomes

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, or ADRD, requires you to have a special set of skills and knowledge to provide high-quality care. In this course, you will learn what Alzheimer’s disease is, how it affects the brain and differs from normal aging, and how individuals typically progress through each stage. You will learn how to communicate effectively with people who have ADRD, manage challenging behaviors, and promote independence with activities of daily living. Finally, you will explore the impact of ADRD on the family.

As you progress through this course, it is important to remember that every person is unique. They may not have all of the symptoms or issues presented in this module. Additionally, the suggested interventions may not be effective for all people. You must always provide person-centered care that focuses on the specific, individualized needs and abilities of each individual.

The goal of this course is to educate all members of the healthcare team about caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the symptoms and behavioral effects of ADRD.
  • Apply appropriate strategies to manage the behavioral symptoms associated with ADRD.
  • Select appropriate strategies to promote independence with activities of daily living when caring for people with ADRD.
  • Identify interventions that can be used to support family members of individuals with ADRD.

Course Termination Date: Not yet determined

Content Expiration Date: 12/31/27

Course Originally Released On: 04/01/24

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Accreditation Information


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.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

Disclaimer: Not all courses will provide California Board of Registered Nursing approval. Per California Assembly Bill No. 241, continuing education courses related to direct patient care shall address at least one or a combination of the following:(1) Examples of how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions of licensees, leading to disparities in health outcomes; or (2) Strategies to address how unintended biases in decision-making may contribute to health care disparities by shaping behavior and producing differences in medical treatment along lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, Kansas State Board of Nursing, Kentucky Board of Nursing, Michigan Board of Nursing, Mississippi Board of Nursing, New Hampshire Board of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, North Dakota Board of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and West Virginia Board Of Registered Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.