Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Product Code: 324

One of the key elements in providing quality dementia care is to understand Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and how changes in the brain contribute to different behaviors and communication limitations. Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias provides participants with a definition of dementia and its impact on a person’s ability to function. Special attention is paid to the importance of care practices that consider individual preferences, needs, and abilities in understanding and responding to communication challenges and behaviors.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • State the definition of dementia.
  • Describe Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia including Lewy Body Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia, and vascular dementia.
  • Name three effects of dementia on thinking.
  • List three resources for people with dementia, families, and professionals.

Marsha Berry, MA, CAEd, Professional Education Manager
Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota

Original Air Date: 4/30/2013
Length: 60 minutes
Category: Clinical/Regulatory
Discounted member price: 50.00
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