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ALZH103

This course gives an in-depth discussion of the process for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and dementia with important warning signs of the disease and primary causes.

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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Recognize Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
  • Utilize Methods to Delay the Progress of Memory Loss
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Diagnosis and Progression Info:

This course gives an in-depth discussion of the process for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and dementia with important warning signs of the disease and primary causes.

By following the story of Maria and her son John, this course describes how families experience this process and outlines important things that every family should know about dealing with memory loss. After completing this lesson, the student will be able to: recognize early warning signs of Alzheimer's; utilize methods to delay the progress of memory loss; define terms related to memory loss; employ methods to persuade someone with memory loss to go to the doctor.

Course Outline
  • 1. Understanding family roles in Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis
  • 2. Overview of early signs of dementias
  • 3. Early signs of dementia and treatment
  • 4. 10 warning signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease
  • a. Difficulty performing familiar tasks
  • b. Problems with language
  • c. Disorientation to time and place
  • d. Poor or decreased judgement
  • e. Problems with abstract thinking
  • f. Misplacing things
  • g. Loss of initiative
  • h. Changes in personality
  • i. Changes in mood or behavior
  • 5. Define mild cognitive impairment
  • 6. Keeping your client independent
  • a. Eating well
  • b. Getting plenty of fluids
  • c. Staying physically active
  • d. Staying mentally active
  • 7. Difference between Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and memory loss
  • 8. Causes of Dementia
  • a. Heredity
  • b. Marital Status
  • c. Socio-economic status
  • d. Other illnesses
  • i. Stroke
  • ii. Alcoholism
  • iii. Emphysema
  • iv. Parkinson’s Disease
  • v. Cancer
  • vi. AIDS
  • vii. ALS
  • viii. Down’s Syndrome
  • 9. Handling some difficult behaviors in people with Dementias
  • a. Diversion
  • b. Humor
  • c. Reassurance
  • d. Understanding
  • e. Rescheduling


Instructor Sharon K. Brothers, MSW

Sharon Brothers has been involved in education, writing, management and consulting for a wide range of care-related programs and services. She is currently CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) which encompasses the brands: aQuire Training Solutions, Medifecta, CarePro and EasyCEU. Sharon received her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia in 1980 and has since spent her professional career in the health care industry, developing and operating four assisted living communities for over 18 years. Sharon's leadership of the IPCed team is based on the concept of building a company that prepares the next generation to provide care to seniors, using the very best practices in e-learning and technology.

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Diagnosis and Progression

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