Dementia is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Dementia is not a specific disease but is rather a general term for the impaired ability to remember, think, or make decisions that interferes with doing everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s is a specific disease. Dementia is not. Though dementia mostly affects older adults, it is not a part of normal aging. Dementia is a chronic progressive problem of cognition – which is failure of the brain’s functions. IT affects people at different stages of life, it affects different parts of the brain and it affects it at different speeds. This course is intended to give you an overview of the common types and symptoms of dementia as well as going into how it can affect the brain in different ways. It also covers strategies to use with clients with dementia and dealing with challenging behaviour. The course is intended for anyone who works with or around people that may be suffering with dementia.
The course will cover the following modules:
What Is Dementia?
Types of Dementia
Strategies to Use with Clients with Dementia, and Dealing with Challenging Behaviour