Introduction to Dementia Care
Objectives: Define dementia. Identify common symptoms of dementia. Describe stages of Alzheimer’s disease and the symptoms experienced at each stage. Recognize dementia-related behaviors. Understand the importance of the care plan for older adults living with dementia. Recognize the impacts of dementia on the client’s family. Determine how to care for an older adult in the final stage of Alzheimer’s disease. Recognize types of non-medicinal therapies for dementia. Suggest environmental changes to support a client living with dementia.
Description: This class was created for professional caregivers to understand dementia and apply recommended care strategies for supporting a client living with dementia in the client's own home. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia impact many aspects of care. The caregiver’s ability to modify care, recognize and work through challenges, and support themself and the family are all vital in providing care to those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.