Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term

Summer 7-2020

Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

Dr.Chovan and Dr.Butz


Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Brain, Cognitive Impairment, Neurofibrillary Tangles, Amyloid

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


Alzheimer’s disease is a cause of dementia that affects older adults worldwide. There is a greater understanding of the disease but the cause remains unknown. Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain ultimately leading to cognitive decline. Although there are modifiable risk factors that could potentially decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s there is no definitive treatment. As numbers increase of Alzheimer’s patients in the United States, updated research and clinical trials are needed to find a cure. Education on managing Alzheimer’s patients along with treating their symptoms is essential.

Included in

Nursing Commons



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