2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Sep 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HEPR 242 - Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care


Credits: Three (3)
This course presents the behavioral, affective, cognitive, physiological and causative theories of delirium and dementia. The assessment of individuals with cognitive impairment and interventions for the related disorders are discussed. The course also examines the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease on the total family functioning. The impact of this disease on the physical, emotional and social health of the caregiver is explored. Caregiver burden is defined and ways of assisting the caregiver are outlined.