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Confusion, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Confusion, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

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  • 4 hours study
  • Level 1: Introductory

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2.9 out of 5 stars

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    • Foreword on Dementia and Alzheimer's

      Dementia is the catch-all medical term for disorders of the brain that gradually lead to serious impairments with cognition, memory and judgment in the context of interfering with the individual's ability to complete many activities. Regrettably, dementia is all too common in society. According to the World Health Organization (2019), about 50 million people have dementia worldwide, and nearly 10 million new cases are reported every year. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. 

      It is essential that anyone who delivers care to persons afflicted with dementia and Alzheimer's disease possess a thorough understanding of ways to manage the challenging behaviors associated with these progressive disorders. Knowledge is empowering for both the caregivers as well as the unique individuals affected by dementia. This short course is intended to bestow some pearls of knowledge upon persons who would like to know more about various techniques for dealing with confusion, dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

      Caregivers, families, stakeholders and affected individuals can potentially work together to enhance outcomes, quality of life measures and other beneficial features. 

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  • Course learning outcomes

    By the end of this course, the learner will be able to correctly define the terms confusion, dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and apply a repertoire of specific techniques to help manage the problematic behaviors that commonly coexist with these conditions. 

  • Course dates:

    First Published 14/04/2020.

    Updated 16/04/2020

Course content

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  • ExpandConfusion and Orientation

  • ExpandSo, What is Dementia?

  • ExpandAlzheimer's Disease

  • ExpandEarly Stage of Alzheimer's

  • ExpandMiddle Stage of Alzheimer's

  • ExpandLate Stage of Alzheimer's

  • ExpandProblematic Behaviors

  • ExpandMethods to Manage Behaviors

  • ExpandReferences

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  • Moray Bell

    Confusion, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

    Moray Bell15 September 2021 3:26

    Informative for basic understanding of dementia. Would recommend.

  • Anne Arnold

    Confusion, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease

    Anne Arnold3 March 2021 11:24

    An informative course & easy to follow which made me relate to experiences I have had in my workplace.

  • sian clutterbuck

    Dementia and Alzheimers

    sian clutterbuck28 January 2021 4:59

    4 star gives a good knowledge and insight into dementia.

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About this course

  • 4 hours study
  • Level 1: Introductory

Ratings

2.9 out of 5 stars

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