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Dementia & Cognitive Impairment

Course Details:

Category: Behavioral Health: Mental Health Series


Duration:
45 minutes
Target Audience: All Employees
Course Overview: Dementia is a general term to describe the loss of memory and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with everyday life. It is the result of damage to brain cells caused by various diseases. The term "dementia" refers not to a single disorder, but to a number of syndromes characterized by diverse behavior, with cognitive and emotional impairments. Caring for a person with any form of cognitive impairment can be challenging. This training is for employees to have a better understanding and awareness of dementia and types of cognitive Impairment.

Training Includes:

  • Types of Dementia and Cognitive Impairment

    • Alzheimer's Disease

    • Lewy Bodies

    • Parkinson's Disease

    • Frontotemporal Dementia

    • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)

    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)

    • Huntington's Disease

    • Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

  • Causes, Risk Factors. and Warning Signs

  • Treatment and Patient Care

  • Caregivers Support