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Memory Care: The Basics
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Course Information:
  • eBook
  • Credit Hours: 1.75
  • Communication Skills for Helping Individuals With Memory Loss
  • Care Skills to Maintain Maximum Independent Functioning
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$29.95

Memory Care: The Basics Info:

This course teaches the basics of understanding Alzheimer's and other diseases causing memory loss.

Communication skills for helping individuals with memory loss; basic care skills to maintain maximum independent functioning as long as possible; learn basic information needed to begin caring compassionately for the individual with memory loss.

Course Content
  • Part 1: Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia
  • I. Defining Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • II. What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?
  • A. Heredity
  • B. Marital Status
  • C. Socio-Economic Status
  • D. Vascular Dementia
  • E. Alcoholism
  • F. Parkinson’s Disease
  • G. Other Disease
  • III. Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease
  • A. Importance of a Good Diagnosis
  • B. Six Basic Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • IV. Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease
  • A. Vaccine
  • B. Gene Therapy
  • C. Medications
  • D. Alzheimer’s Care Centers
  • V. Experiences of the Person with Dementia
  • VI. Progression of the Disease
  • A. Step by Step Discussion
  • B. Speed of Progress
  • VII. Resources for Further Learning
  • Part 2: Daily Care Skills
  • I. Dressing
  • A. Maintain Independence
  • 1. Reduce choices
  • 2. Allow time for self-dressing
  • 3. Accept a less than perfect job
  • 4. Simplify
  • B. Clean, Neat, and Attractive Appearance at All Times
  • 1. Double check clothing
  • 2. Change clothing as needed
  • 3. Launder clothing as needed
  • II. Bathing- Prevent Body Odor; Keep Skin in Good Condition
  • A. Simplify
  • B. Stick to Life-Long Patterns
  • C. Use Your Tools
  • D. Be Prepared
  • E. Stay with the Person
  • F. Think Safety
  • III. Toileting- Maintain Independence; Keep Skin in Good Condition
  • A. Schedule Yourself
  • B. Make Toilets Visible
  • C. Treat Brief Changes and Toileting with Dignity
  • IV. Eating- Maintain Health and Prevent Weight Loss
  • A. Know Your Facts
  • B. Keep Mealtime Social
  • C. Adaptation
  • D. Offer Food Frequently
  • E. Remember Hydration
  • V. Grooming- Keep the Person Neat and Tidy at all Times
  • A. Never Neglect Grooming
  • B. Keep Grooming Simple
  • C. Don’t Forget the Frosting


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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