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The Disease Mechanism of Alzheimer's Dementia

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  1. ConsultGeriRN.org the website of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University’s College of Nursing contains many evidence-based assessment tools. Those listed below from the Try This® and How to Try This Series® are recommended for the content discussed in the quiz game on “Alzheimer’s Dementia: The Disease Process.”  The use of standardized tools to assess issues associated with cognitive loss is vital in the initial stages of developing a better understanding of the extent of the impairment. The tools, including an article and video explaining and illustrating the use of the tool, are all available for your use.  Below is a suggestion of tools that were mentioned in the speaker notes of Alzheimer’s Dementia: The Disease Process.  
    • Try This, Issue 3 – Mental status assessment of older adults: The Mini-Cog
    • Try This, Issue 3.2  –  Mental Status Assessment in Older adults: Montreal Cognitive Assessment: MoCA
    • Try This, Issue 14 – Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) 
  2. Institute of Health resource page on Alzheimer’s disease http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/alzheimersdisease/alzheimersdisease.htm
  3. Alzheimer organization research center http://www.alz.org/research/science/alzheimers_disease_causes.asp
  4. Cleveland Clinic http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/neurology/alzheimers-disease/
  5. Alzheimer’s disease education and referral center Alzheimer’s disease video : Inside the Brain: Unraveling the Mystery of Alzheimer’s Disease: http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/alzheimers-disease-video?utm_source=ad_fact_sheet&utm_medium=web&utm_content=video&utm_campaign=top_promo_box

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