Overview of Alzheimer's Disease (04:15)
Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Care and support can improve quality of life for patients afflicted. Dementia affects memory, thinking, reasoning, judgment, and concentration; Alzheimer's disease manifests in three stages.
All individuals afflicted with Alzheimer's disease have difficulty communicating. Learn how to read a patient's non-verbal communication. Successful strategies include maintaining a calm approach, establish eye contact, use gentle touch, identify yourself, speak slowly, and eliminate distracting noises.
Activities of Daily Living (06:08)
Learn tips and techniques to help bathe, dress, toilet, feed, and groom those afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease. Individuals may feel threatened or frightened. Be flexible, create a daily schedule, encourage participation, take extra time and avoid arguing.
Common Behavior Problems and Interventions (05:46)
Intervention is required when behaviors violate the rights of others, poses a threat to health or safety, or makes it difficult to meet governmental regulations. Learn examples and interventions for common, challenging, and potentially harmful behaviors. Identify the need behind the behavior and remove or avoid triggers.
Credits: Alzheimer's Care (00:12)
Credits: Alzheimer's Care
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