Module 1:

Understanding Alzheimer’s
& Dementia: Caring for the Person

Section A

What You’ll Learn

Identify 2 common changes in memory as we age

Recognize that Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia

Identify 3 symptoms of dementia

Recognize the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia

Besides Alzheimer’s, recognize 2 other diseases that cause dementia

 

“Dementia” is a group of symptoms that can include: memory loss, confusion, changes in thinking or behavior.


Symptoms of Dementia

Memory changes that disrupt daily life

Problems planning
& solving problems

Difficulty completing familiar tasks

Confusion with time
or place

Trouble with visual or spatial relationships

 

Types of Irreversible Dementia

 

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Stroke or Vascular dementia
  • Lewy Body dementia
  • Frontotemporal Lobe dementia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • (sometimes)
  • Other diseases or illnesses

 

 

What did we
talk about today?
Let’s review…

 

“Dementia” is a group of symptoms that can include: memory loss, confusion, changes in thinking or behavior.

Symptoms of Dementia

Memory changes that disrupt daily life

Problems planning
& solving problems

Difficulty completing familiar tasks

Confusion with time
or place

Trouble with visual or spatial relationships

 

Types of Irreversible Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease

Stroke or Vascular dementia

Lewy Body dementia

Frontotemporal Lobe dementia

Parkinson’s Disease
(sometimes)

Other diseases or illnesses