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Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Managing Challenging Behaviors

Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain. 

People in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease need help with all activities of daily living, such as dressing and eating. Sometimes, it can be difficult to give this help, because the disease can cause the resident to develop challenging behaviors. 

Currently, over five million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. Over the next 50 years, this number will probably increase to 11‐16 million.

What does this mean for you?

As a long‐term care healthcare professional, you will be seeing more and more residents with Alzheimer’s disease. This course will help to improve your ability to work with these residents.

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List the two most important risk factors that can cause Alzheimer’s disease in the aging population.
  • Identify the symptoms of the disease at different stages to assist in assessing long‐term care residents for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Specify how the disease is diagnosed and managed in a long‐term care setting.
  • List methods for dealing with difficult behaviors in long‐term care residents with Alzheimer’s disease.