Managing Alzheimer's Patients (03:29)
Alzheimer's Disease is the most common reason for long-term adult care. This program will explore methods for dealing with residents with altered mental status. Hear an example in which an anxious patient is redirected into a positive mind set.
Brain Aging Process (02:13)
Physiological changes may affect cognition, intelligence, personality, and behavior. Hear Alzheimer's Disease symptoms outside of the normal aging process.
Brain Anatomy and Function (02:10)
The brain is the center of the human nervous system. Learn how it functions and what changes occur in an Alzheimer’s patient.
Alzheimer's Brain (02:19)
Some injuries and diseases cause brain damage. Alzheimer's patients have more nerve cell death in memory areas and low levels of chemicals necessary for brain function. Amyloid plaque and neurofibrillary tangles are considered signs of Alzheimer's.
Aging Brain (03:21)
Changes in mental health are often the result of treatable disease. Learn about normal memory loss. Vision and hearing changes can further impair sensory perception and contribute to depression. Caregivers should encourage social interaction.
Delirium vs. Dementia (02:19)
Confusion most often results from delirium or dementia. Hear causes and symptoms of both conditions.
Alzheimer's Symptoms and Risk Factors (02:22)
A.D. is the most common form of dementia. Learn some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and about disease risk factors. Doctors should rule out tumors, stroke, and infection during diagnosis.
Alzheimer's Classification System (03:54)
Hear symptoms and behavioral changes at levels 1-5 of the Global Deterioration Scale for Assessment of Primary Degenerative Dementia, corresponding to early and middle disease stages.
Late Stages of Alzheimer's (04:07)
Hear symptoms and behavioral changes at levels 6 and 7 on the Global Deterioration Scale. Learn care giving strategies to manage residents at this stage.
Caring for Alzheimer's Residents (02:22)
Many residents suffer from depression. Getting to know the individual, their family, and their previous life improves communication that is necessary for quality health care.
Communicating with Alzheimer's Residents (04:49)
Hear care giving tips for verbal and nonverbal communication. It's important to respect residents as individuals with feelings and needs.
Credits: Alzheimer's Disease: Is It Delirium or Dementia (00:60)
Credits: Alzheimer's Disease: Is It Delirium or Dementia
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