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Introduction to Dementia Care

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Introduction to Dementia Care

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This module addresses the definition of dementia, symptoms of dementia, stages, and basic challenges our residents face. We will also address care strategies that you can apply to your residents with dementia.
Course Information:
  • DVD Training Video
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Introduction and Fundamental Precepts of Good Dementia Care
  • Strategies That You Can Apply to Your Residents With Dementia


Course Outline

  • Introduction and fundamental precepts of good dementia care
  • Anatomy of the brain
  • Terminology
  • Symptoms of dementia
  • Types and causes of dementia
  • Diagnosing dementia
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Food and dementia
  • Metabolic disease
  • Vascular dysfunction may be a key element to Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Cardiovascular disease and AD
  • Diabetes and AD
  • Inflammation and AD
  • Genetics
  • Alzheimer’s disease in persons with down syndrome
  • Related neurodegenerative disease
  • Other research
  • Current medications
  • Neuropsychiatric symptoms
  • The stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

Resource Packet

All of our staff training DVDs include a resource packet to help you conduct a successful inservice training with your staff. Each downloadable resource packet includes an instructor guide, learner workbook, inservice attendance roster, certificate of completion, quiz, and quiz key.

Running Time

Approximately 31 minutes.

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Introduction to Dementia Care