- Course Title
- Caring for Persons with Alzheimers and Dementia
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.
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.
Basics of Alzheimers Disease and Related Dementias
Understanding Brain Disease
Importance of Patient Centered Care
Communication Skills for the various stages of Alzheimers and Dementia
Techniques for Handling Challenging Behaviors
Use of Social Interaction and Activities in ADRD Care
Method of Instruction
Class participation and attendance