Self-Directed Learning


Watch a video that helps healthcare professionals properly identify and intervene on behalf of the patient experiencing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.

Criteria for Successful Completion of Activity
  • Complete entire Self-Directed Learning
  • Complete evaluation with electronic signature


Target Audience



Other Health Care Professionals

Learning Objectives

By the end of tis activity, the learner will be able to:

  • identify some of the different types of dementia
  • describe the three stages of Alzheimer’s disease
  • utilize the Mini-Cog Test to screen for symptoms of dementia in patients
  • name the medications to treat dementia


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 Contact hours (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Financial support was provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant U1QHP28714, New Jersey Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program.

No relevant conflict of interest were disclosed for this educational activity by any of the authors or presenters.


Allison Sterner, RN, RHC

Registered nurse for 24 years; past experience includes Emergency Room nursing, Home Health nursing, staff and community education on various topics including Dementia and redirective techniques for Alzheimer's disease, and Health Coaching. Allison currently serves as a member of the Nursing and Clinical Advisory groups to review best practice guidelines for various disease specific management.


Deborah Klaszky, MSN, APN

Deborah Klaszky, MSN, APN is a Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse with a Masters of Science degree in Nursing. She specializes in the psychiatric care and treatment of the geriatric population. She is employed as a Clinical instructor for Rowan University, NJ Institute for Successful Aging and provides trainings on a variety of mental health topics all around the country. In addition, she has a busy clinical practice and provides psychiatric treatment to the mentally ill in hospitals, out-patient clinics and community settings.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 Contact hours (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Participation


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