As Baby Boomers age, the 21st century workforce is challenged to care for an exponentially growing population of persons with dementia. This course provides essential knowledge and understanding about neurological and understanding about neurological diseases that affect cognition and memory, and practical application of effective skills for supporting persons with dementia. Nearly all disciplines benefit from expertise in Dementia Care Specialists, as do families of persons with dementia.
Come away with increased knowledge in how to care for persons with dementia. Expertise in this growing area of human services also enhances your resume.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will:
Unit 1 - An Introduction to Cognition and Aging
Unit 2 - Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders
Unit 3 - Stages of Progressive Memory Loss
Unit 4 - Family Caregivers: Issues and Action Steps
Unit 5 - Options in Care
Unit 6 - Managing Moderate Dementia
Unit 7 - Caring for People with Moderate to Severe Dementia
Unit 8 - With Love and Compassion: End of Life Issues
About online learning
Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun.
How the Course Works
It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access. Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.
Participate when you want
You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.
What you will do
For each Unit, you will:
For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night. Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants. We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.
It’s easy. It’s fun.
Who Should Attend:
Those from nearly all disciplines benefit from expertise in dementia care, as do families of persons with dementia.
The Health Ed Today courses were developed through a partnership with leading education organizations including Pearson Education, E-College and Condensed Curriculum International.