Dementia: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, 1 unit
This training is for those of you who have direct contact with patients experiencing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia or related disorder. It is designed to increase your awareness and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
The first section of the course defines dementia, describes how dementia affects the brain, and discusses how the symptoms of dementia differ from normal age-related changes. The second section discusses the stages of dementia along with symptoms and behaviors you might see during the different stages. The last part of the course discusses communication challenges at the different stages of dementia, including patients with dementia who are receiving hospice, and provides tips for communicating with people at those different stages.
Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
- 1.00 Contact hours