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Alzheimer's disease: clinical review


Content developed by MIMS Learning http://www.mimslearning.co.uk/

INTRODUCTION

This module discusses pitfalls in making a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, The National Dementia Strategy and management of the condition. Key learning points for general practice nurses include early detection, changes to the brain and medication.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this module the general practice nurse should be better able to:

  • Understand the principles of diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in a general practice setting.
  • Understand the difficulties in presentation of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Know when to refer to a specialist.
  • Understand the prognosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

AUTHORS

Dr David Jolley, Consultant psychiatrist and honorary reader, The University of Manchester

Dr Susan Benbow, Consultant psychiatrist and professor, Staffordshire University, and

Dr Ian Greaves, GP, Stafford

PRACTICE NURSE FEATURED ARTICLES

Dementia Dr Ed Warren

sychosocial aspects of ageing Ruth Westerby

The physiology of ageing James Ennis

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio.