Alzheimer's & Dementia Online Academy Course

Alzheimer’s Disease: Beyond Signs and Symptoms

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:
    1. Define and describe the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
    2. Identify the causes and risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease.
    3. Describe the financial and emotional impact on a caregiver.
    4. Assess behaviors to develop various forms of communication.
    5. Apply strategies to support and communicate while maintaining an individual’s dignity.
2 CE credits available for social workers licensed in an ASWB accredited state, as well as New York State licensed social workers. (Please note: New Jersey is not currently covered under our ASWB accreditation, please check back soon). The Alzheimer's Foundation of America #1898, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit.  ACE provider approval period: 7/25/2023 – 7/25/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits. Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0222. 

(Cost: $25)

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