The Science of Dementia
Objectives: Describe the basic structure, function, and physical changes that affect the brain and nervous system. Identify diseases that cause dementia, common symptoms, and the impact on care practices.
Description: This class will teach caregivers about the changes that affect the brain and nervous system with age. Caregivers will also learn about common diseases that cause dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease dementia, and mixed dementia.