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Living with the Challenging Symptoms of Dementia

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Living with the Challenging Symptoms of Dementia
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Course Information:
  • eBook
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Types of Dementia
  • Symptoms of Dementia
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Living with the Challenging Symptoms of Dementia Info:

Managing the challenging symptoms of dementia requires problem solving, flexibility, skill, patience, and creativity. This 3 hours course will walk the learner through the experience of the person who has dementia and how we as caregivers can work with them through the challenges to enhance the person's quality of life.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • · Define dementia
  • · List and describe 3 types of dementia
  • · List and describe 3 symptoms of dementia
  • · Identify aspects of quality of life that are impacted by dementia symptoms
  • · List and describe 4 non-medical treatment approaches for managing the symptoms of dementia


There is much confusion about the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other conditions that cause memory loss to the point that a person can no longer function on their own1-8
  • · The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease3
  • · However, there are many other forms of dementia that are important to recognize and treat1-8
  • · See below for a listing of both reversible and irreversible forms of dementia
  • o Reversible forms of dementia (can be reversed in most cases)
  • § Medication Side Effects*
  • § Depression
  • § Infection
  • § Low Levels of Vitamin B-12
  • § Brain Tumors*
  • § Head or Brain Injury/Trauma*
  • § Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus*(excess fluid on the brain)
  • § Posterior Cortical Atrophy - aka Benson’s Syndrome*(cell loss in back area of brain)
  • *Not Always Reversible


    • o Irreversible forms of dementia (cannot be reversed)
    • § Alzheimer’s Disease
    • § Vascular Dementia
    • § Lewy Body Dementia
    • § Parkinson’s Disease
    • § Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease - aka Mad Cow Disease
    • § Down Syndrome
    • § Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)
    • § Huntington’s Disease
    • § Early Onset Dementia
    • § Mixed Dementia
    • § Korsakoff’s Syndrome
    • § AIDS Dementia Complex
    • § Dementia Pugilistica


    Aggressive symptoms can include: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7
    • · Yelling
    • · Cursing
    • · Hitting
    • · Biting
    • · Throwing things
    Triggers for aggressive symptoms can include: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7
    • · Pain
    • · Depression, anxiety & stress
    • · Too little/much rest or sleep
    • · Constipation
    • · Soiled clothing
    • · Change - location, routine or caregiver
    • · Vision or hearing problems
    • · Sense of loss (roles, hobbies, control family/friends, dignity, loneliness)
    • · Noise
    • · Being pushed to do things they don’t want to do
    • · Being rushed
    • · Feeling disrespected or embarrassed
    • · Reaction to medicine
    • · Being too hot or too cold
    • · Clothing does not fit


    Instructor

    Christopher Kelly, M.ED, B.A.

    Your instructor for this course is Chris Kelly. Chris joined Griswold Home Care as the Director of Learning and Development in 2012. In this role, he works with a dynamic team to develop innovative learning and development programs for franchisees, healthcare providers, clients, and family caregivers. For the past 25 years, Chris has provided direct care, health education, support, and advocacy for children and adults who are facing challenging health conditions. Prior to joining Griswold Home Care, he served as Director of Education with the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter. In this role, he managed all education and support programs for persons with dementia and the family/professional caregivers who support them. He also managed a 25-bed Alzheimer’s Special Care center for a national assisted living chain. Chris dedicated the early part of his professional career to providing personal care and activities therapy in the LTC and CMHC settings. He has earned a Master’s degree in Adult/Distance Education from Pennsylvania State University and a BA in Psychology from LaSalle University. Chris has also presented for statewide, national and international conferences on the topics of Aging, family caregiving, Dementia, health literacy, and educational design. Chris has dedicated his professional career to his grandmother who lost a 13-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Living with the Challenging Symptoms of Dementia

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