Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease (3 CE)
Course Level: Beginner
Course By: Alden Hori, PhD
Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. He was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Content By: The staff at the Rush University Alzheiemer's Disease Center in Chicago, Illinois put to together the information which the National Institute on Aging created this user friendly guide.
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: This course provides a summary of the challenges and changes that people face when caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) at home. Recognizing how the cognitive functioning, personality, and behaviors may change in a person with AD, how to properly care for a person with AD at home, and how to cope with the difficulties of being an at-home caregiver are discussed.
- Describe the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and its complications
- Prepare caregivers in what to expect when tending to those with Alzheimer’s disease at home.
- List available resources for at-home caregivers
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.