COURSE 1 or 2 weeks
COURSE ON HOW TO MANAGE ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA
Description of the course
The Alzheimer’s disease epidemic continues to grow. As a first responder, it’s critical to be prepared to face it in your community. People with Alzheimer’s or another dementia can unknowingly put themselves and others in dangerous situations. Understanding the disease is key to ensuring you make the right response.
This course will provide professionals with a synopsis of dementia and information on how to manage the disease. It covers the risks and benefits of using certain treatments for behavioral issues related to dementia and the emotional stress of caring for dementia patients.
You will learn how to diagnose the early, middle and late findings associated with dementia. You will also be able to list three diagnostic tests and non-medical interventions that can help dementia patients.
- After completing this course the learner will be able to:
- Differentiate early, middle, and late findings associated with dementia in the assessment of the patient
- Discuss three causes of reversible dementia
- Incorporate three non-drug interventions for a dementia patient who develops behavioral problems
- Discuss the risks and benefits of drugs used to treat behavioral disturbances in dementia
- Discuss the challenges of caregiving of a dementia patient
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