Course Descriptions and Outlines

Gerontology and Aging Care Courses

Dementia and Alzheimers

Examine the signs, symptoms and stages of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia and how these diseases affect physiology and brain function. This course focuses on the principles of communicating and providing care to individuals with memory loss and confusion while learning the best practices for dealing with behavior changes, challenges with the activities of daily living, and strategies to assist caregivers. Prerequisites: None Co-requisites: None

Credits: 3.00

Credit Breakdown: Lecture 3.00
Lab 0
On the job training n/a

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