Module 4: Diagnosis and Treatment of Cognitive Changes at the End of Life

Online Course
$50.00 – List Price
$40.00 – Member/Affiliate Price
CE Credits
Exam Items
Various types of disorders, diagnostic techniques, and treatment strategies are associated with end-of-life care. Cognitive changes may interfere with a patient’s having a “good death” and deprive families of the opportunity to communicate meaningfully with their loved ones, which may lead to significant distress. This module will introduce the two most common cognitive disorders present at the end of life: delirium and dementia.
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the most common causes of cognitive changes in the end-of-life context;

  • List the most common symptoms and causes of delirium and dementia;

  • Distinguish between delirium, dementia, and depression near the end of life;

  • Utilize common behavioral strategies for managing delirium and dementia; and

  • Describe the most commonly used pharmacological managements for delirium and dementia.

Biography of the presenter: David K. Payne
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This program is available through the partnership of the APA Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) and eNURSING llc.

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