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ALZH104

This course outlines the final process of diagnosing Alzheimer’s and focuses on the caregiver’s role in the life of a person with the disease.
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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Final Process of Diagnosing Alzheimer’s and Focuses on the Caregiver’s Role
  • Understand Diagnosis and Treatment Options
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Diagnosis and the Caregiver's Role Info:

This course outlines the final process of diagnosing Alzheimer’s and focuses on the caregiver’s role in the life of a person with the disease.

This course also shows how the brain develops and deteriorates in a person with Alzheimer's disease. By shifting from the family’s story and discussing the specific role of the caregiver, this course describes the best way to provide for a person with dementia while maintaining their personal identity and dignity After completing this lesson, the student will be able to: identify additional early signs of Alzheimer's; understand diagnosis and treatment options; employ methods to treat the patient emotionally.

Course Outline
  • 1. Normal brain VS brain with Alzheimer’s disease
  • a. PET scan
  • 2. Overview: medications for Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • 3. Disease progression; “developing in reverse”
  • a. Adulthood (independence)
  • b. Teen years
  • c. Junior High years
  • d. Pre-teen years
  • e. 5-7 years
  • f. 2-5 years
  • g. Infancy
  • 4. Your clients are adults, not children
  • 5. Terminology and families
  • 6. What your clients need
  • a. Sense of safety and security
  • b. Sense of being loved and valued
  • c. Sense of purpose
  • d. Assurance someone will help them
  • 7. Caregiver’s role in early warning signs of dementias
  • a. Client defers to caregiver for answers
  • b. Client dress inappropriately
  • c. Trouble expressing thoughts
  • d. Persistent “no shows” for appointments
  • e. Noncompliant with prescriptions
  • f. Excessive procrastination
  • g. Brings excessively detailed lists of reminders
  • h. Failure to thrive, physically, socially, emotionally
  • i. Refuses mental testing
  • 8. Common experiences related to dementias
  • a. Depression
  • b. Psychosis/hallucinations
  • c. Aggressive behaviors
  • 9. Neurons and dementia
  • 10. Brain damage: Amyloid plaques
  • 11. Amyloid plaques: impact on health
  • 12. The mystery of Alzheimer’s disease


Intstructor 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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