Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia for Canada

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Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative neurological disease that destroys a person’s memory and ability to function independently over time. Confusion and memory loss are the hallmark symptoms of each stage, but the implications for care vary greatly from stage to stage and person to person. As individuals transition to the next stage of the disease and their symptoms become more prominent and debilitating, their level of care will increase. The Alzheimer Society of Canada (2016a) estimates that 564,000 Canadians are currently living with dementia and over 1.1 million Canadians are affected directly or indirectly by the disease. It is also estimated that the disease itself is underdiagnosed, meaning the actual incidence of Alzheimer’s disease is probably much higher. Considering these numbers, as a caregiver, you will likely provide care to persons with Alzheimer’s disease and as such need to be knowledgeable about the disease process and care strategies. This course will provide an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and strategies for person-centred care for those with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative neurological disease that destroys a person’s memory and ability to function independently over time. Confusion and memory loss are the hallmark symptoms of each stage, but the implications for care vary greatly from stage to stage and person to person. As individuals transition to the next stage of the disease and their symptoms become more prominent and debilitating, their level of care will increase. The Alzheimer Society of Canada (2016a) estimates that 564,000 Canadians are currently living with dementia and over 1.1 million Canadians are affected directly or indirectly by the disease. It is also estimated that the disease itself is underdiagnosed, meaning the actual incidence of Alzheimer’s disease is probably much higher. Considering these numbers, as a caregiver, you will likely provide care to persons with Alzheimer’s disease and as such need to be knowledgeable about the disease process and care strategies. This course will provide an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and strategies for person-centred care for those with Alzheimer’s disease.

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