Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Concept Map: An Overview

Alzheimer’s Disease is a gradually progressive dementia that is affecting cognition, behavior, and functional status. This map links the main points in AD including; clinical presentation, diagnosis, etiology and risk factors, pathophysiology, treatment, and monitoring. And here are some parts of the map.

Part of AD Concept Map

Pathophysiology

This image shows part of the map explaining in a logical sequence the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease.

Part of Alzheimer’s Disease Pathophysiology

Pharmacological Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Note that current medications do not cure AD or reverse its pathophysiologic process. They aims to symptomatically treat the cognitive difficulties and treat psychiatric and behavioral sequelae.
As shown in the image below, AD pharmacological treatment is divided up into

A. Treatment of Cognitive Difficulties; using

  • cholinesterase Inhibitors.
  • memantine.
Cholinesterase Inhibitors – Alzheimer’s Disease Concept Map

B. Treatment of Psychiatric/ Behavioural Sequale (Non-cognitive Symptoms)

Only for:

  • Aggressive patients.
  • Patients who pose a danger to self or others.
  • Patients having symptoms that are interfering with function.

Includes; antipsychotics, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants. Each category is discussed thoroughly in the map.

Order the map

You can order the Alzheimer’s disease concept map in any of the following forms according to your preference. Our maps are comprehensive in a way that can benefit both students and clinicians.

This map is available in two forms;
1. Printable version.
2. Whole map version.

Check them out below to know the difference, so that you can choose what is suitable for you. And please feel free to leave your feedback, comments, or questions in the comments section below.

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