Alzheimers Dementia: History, Intervention and Research

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Hours: 6   Approvals: ARF, RCFE

This course is not approved for GH or STRTP.

Following each lesson, there is a quiz. You must achieve a score of 70% to move on to the next lesson. The use of quizzes satisfies the CCL regulation that online courses be interactive.

This course meets 5 of the 8 hour RCFE requirement for Dementia.


Course Summary

Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease that destroys memory and personality and ultimately leads to death. The story begins with the discovery of Alzheimer’s disease by Alois Alzheimer in 1901 and concludes with how music and storytelling help victims reclaim their identity and self-worth. Students will learn to identify the characteristics of Alzheimer’s and the stages of the disease.

Students will also learn about  how a virus and cholesterol may be  risk factors  for Alzheimer’s.  A fascinating lesson on the use of marijuana and its possible role in prevention is included.  Administrators will learn the importance of empathy, and the basics of how to intervene with clients who display delusions, agitation, hallucinations, and aggression.

The objectives of the course are:
Learn the history of Alois Alzheimer and Alzheimer’s disease
Learn the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s
Learn the causes, prevalence, and risk factors
Learn about Alzheimer’s research and viral links

Learn about treatment methods

Learn to assess dementia behavior
Learn techniques and strategies for handling difficult behaviors
Learn about beneficial activities and environment
Learn about music and storytelling therapies