Once you register you have up to one year to take your course.
This course qualifies for 5 hours of dementia course content.
Alzheimer’s is one type of dementia that destroys memory and personality and ultimately leads to death. While there are many types of dementia, Alzheimer’s is the most prevalent and makes up the vast majority of cases of dementia. This course will focus largely on Alzheimer’s and how it ravages the personality and ultimately leads to death.
The story begins with the discovery of Alzheimer’s disease with Alois Alzheimer in 1901 and concludes with how music and storytelling help victims reclaim their identity and self-worth.
Generous use of video enables the student to see first hand how researchers at the Easton Center for Disease and Research at UCLA are attacking the disease. The student will learn how to implement an activity program, the importance of empathy, and the basics of how to intervene with clients who display delusions, agitation, hallucinations, and aggression.