Learn about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors for Alzheimer's disease, as well as what medications are used to delay symptoms. 2 continuing education credits (general course) available.
About this Course
2 continuing education credits (general course) available This general course describes the early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, risk factors, and cognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms. Participants will then learn how the disease can affect everyone differently based on factors like a person’s physical health, social psychology, history of trauma, their environment, and quality of their social support. We then explore the world of a personal or family caregiver, and how they can be affected by the disease both emotionally and financially. To gain a deeper understanding of the individual living with Alzheimer’s disease, this course also explores the relationship between distressing behaviors and unmet needs. Finally, participants will learn about strategies to build a therapeutic relationship that is based on respect, empathy, and maintaining one’s dignity. From this course you will learn to:
- Define and describe the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Identify the causes and risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Describe the financial and emotional impact on a caregiver.
- Assess behaviors to develop various forms of communication.
- Apply strategies to support and communicate while maintaining an individual’s dignity.