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14 FREE On-line Courses from The Alzheimer’s Association
By DebraMcDonagh / August 7, 2019

Did you know that:

  • Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
  • More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
  • These family caregivers provided an estimated 18.5 billion hours of care valued at nearly $234 billion.
  • If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, you may feel overwhelmed or uncertain as to the best approaches to use when caring for someone suffering from this disease. 

    Since time is always an issue for a caregiver, we wanted to share that the Alzheimer's Association offers 14 FREE Courses that you can take ONLINE at any time. These classes are diverse, covering all stages of Alzheimer's or other dementias and can help you through your caregiving journey.

     

    THE FREE COURSES you can take online:

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's 
Recognize common warning signs of Alzheimer's and learn what symptoms to look for in yourself and others. 

Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia 
(formerly known as The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease)
Learn about the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, stages, risk factors and more.
 
Approaching Alzheimer's: First Responder Training 
This free online course will help prepare you to respond to commons calls involving a person with dementia. 

Challenging Conversations about Dementia 
Learn to confidently approach the detection, diagnostic and care-planning process for your patients with cognitive impairment and dementia. 

Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning 
Learn to have honest and caring conversations about common concerns when someone begins to show signs of dementia. 

Effective Communication Strategies 
Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. 

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research 
Join us to learn about the latest research providing insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
 
Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease 
Learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you.
 
Living with Alzheimer's: For People with Alzheimer's 
Learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do as you navigate this chapter of your life. 

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Early Stage 
Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Middle Stage 
Hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s. 

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Late Stage 
Hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s and their families. 

Living with Alzheimer's: For Younger-Onset Alzheimer's 
Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease. 

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior 
Learn to about some of the common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess the person’s needs, and how to intervene effectively.  

For more information:

Visit the Alzheimer's Association Training and Education Center on their website, to take an online course anytime and learn more about a variety of topics related to Alzheimer’s and dementia.



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