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Louisiana Dementia Training: ARC/SCU-8 $80.00

Louisiana Dementia Training: ARC/SCU-8

As a caregiver for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, improving quality of life should be your number 1 priority. When caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease you must ensure that you are providing the appropriate responses and supporting opportunities for meaningful interactions.

In part 1 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. You will also learn about the variability from person to person.

In part 2, 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 part 3, you will learn about behavioral symptoms as a form of communication, the role that understanding the meaning of these behaviors plays in providing person-centered care, and strategies and techniques that you can use to address behavioral symptoms.

In part 4, you will learn about the various levels of functional ability in persons with Alzheimer’s disease as well as the guidelines you must follow when assisting with activities of daily living (ADL) learn the

In part 5, 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.

In part 6, you will learn about the medical needs of the person with Alzheimer’s disease using a person-centered approach. You will also examine end of life and hospice.

In part 7, you will learn about strategies for creating meaningful and engaging activities as well as types of activities the person with Alzheimer’s disease may engage in.

In part 8, you will learn about effective communication with persons with Alzheimer’s disease, and how it impacts understanding and managing of behaviors.

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Louisiana Dementia Training: ARC/SCU-8
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