HSW 105: Alzheimer’s Disease And Related Dementias Caregiving
This Program of Study outlines the understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias caregiving, such as but not limited to, promoting dignity, independence, individuality, privacy, and choice; clients rights and principles of self-determination; care of clients with physical, cognitive, behavioral, and social disabilities; and effective communication. This Program of Study meets and exceeds equivalency of 6 (six) hour training as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health Administrative Code Part 973.
To provide learners the knowledge that focus on providing care to clients with dementia. Learners will examine various forms and stages, study their symptoms, causes, and how they affect the lives of those who must live and care for them. Learners will also gain a range of skills, strategies, and tips, such as communication techniques and behavior management, to provide a more personalized and effective care.
- Understanding the fundamentals of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia caregiving
- Healthy eating with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- Problem solving with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- Safe home environments with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- Staying physically active for a person with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- Managing medicines for a person with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- Alzheimer’s caregiving: Caring for yourself
- Alzheimer’s disease and dementia related common medical problems