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LLI7092

Course
LLI7092
Course Title
Caring for Persons with Alzheimers and Dementia

Description

Designed for caregivers and professionals, this course will discuss the causes of Alzheimers and Dementia and will examine how those suffering from these illnesses can have a higher quality of life.  The class will review essential communication skills useful for the various stages of Alzheimers/Dementia and will teach techniques for handling challenging behaviors.  Alleviating caregiver stress will also be a major topic of discussion.

Objectives

To educate students about the causes of Alzheimers and Dementia and to offer hands on techniques which can help with patient communication, challenging behaviors and caregiver stress.

Content

Session one

     Basics of Alzheimers Disease and Related Dementias

     Understanding Brain Disease

     Importance of Patient Centered Care

Session Two

     Communication Skills for the various stages of Alzheimers and Dementia

Session Three

     Techniques for Handling Challenging Behaviors

Session Four

     Use of Social Interaction and Activities in ADRD Care

 

Prerequisites

none

Method of Instruction

classroom/traditional

Evaluation

Class participation and attendance