UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA


Course Description

Learning Objectives

After reviewing this module, you will be able to the following:

  • Define the term “dementia.”

  • List the core mental functions that are impaired in dementia.

  • Explain the cause of dementia.

  • Explain conditions that can be improved with treatment.

  • Explain symptoms found in the five types of dementia

  • Discuss the Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s.

  • Explain what happens to the brain in Alzheimer’s.

  • Understand the three causes that can’t be changed.

  • Identify the three factors that can be changed or influenced.

  • Understand some challenges when caring for an Alzheimer’s resident.

Course Curriculum

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