Florida Assisted Living Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders: Level I

Green Clock Hours: 4.00

In order to improve the quality of life of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease you must first have a general understanding of the disease.

 

In the first part of this course, you will learn about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on the brain, and the 3 main stages of Alzheimer’s disease. As you proceed through this course, you must always keep in mind that Alzheimer’s disease does not affect every person the same. There is quite a bit of variability for person to person. Because of this it is critical for you to know as much as you can about the person you are caring for.

 

In the second part of this course, you will learn how this disease affects communication skills as well as strategies you can use for verbal and non-verbal communication. You will also learn strategies for communicating with someone who is non-communicative.

 

In the third part of this course, you will learn about principles of care for the person with Alzheimer’s disease and how they relate to the physical environment. You will learn the importance of environmental considerations, the optimal physical setting, safety, and schedules. By the end of this course, you will be able to list ways in which to maintain an appropriate environment for persons with Alzheimer’s disease.

 

In the last part of this course, you will learn about the issues that family members face when a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease and ways you can help them through this often turbulent time. Additionally, you will learn about common ethical issues that may arise when caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease.



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Course Description

In order to improve the quality of life of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease you must first have a general understanding of the disease.

 

In the first part of this course, you will learn about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on the brain, and the 3 main stages of Alzheimer’s disease. As you proceed through this course, you must always keep in mind that Alzheimer’s disease does not affect every person the same. There is quite a bit of variability for person to person. Because of this it is critical for you to know as much as you can about the person you are caring for.

 

In the second part of this course, you will learn how this disease affects communication skills as well as strategies you can use for verbal and non-verbal communication. You will also learn strategies for communicating with someone who is non-communicative.

 

In the third part of this course, you will learn about principles of care for the person with Alzheimer’s disease and how they relate to the physical environment. You will learn the importance of environmental considerations, the optimal physical setting, safety, and schedules. By the end of this course, you will be able to list ways in which to maintain an appropriate environment for persons with Alzheimer’s disease.

 

In the last part of this course, you will learn about the issues that family members face when a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease and ways you can help them through this often turbulent time. Additionally, you will learn about common ethical issues that may arise when caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease.



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