Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s Disease
Our thanks to Laura Flynn R.N., B.N., M.B.A. and Sherry Collis, L.P.N., B.B.A. for the development of this module.
Welcome to this self study online program about all the issues regarding Alzheimer`s disease so that you can provide the very best hands-on care to people in your care.
This program includes core content, suggested activities that encourage creative problem solving, quotes and jokes meant to entertain and lighten the learning process.
This program was originally a facilitator-led in-service training program with slides. These slides, where appropriate, have been incorporated into this online program to provide easy visual emphasis of key points.
You can complete the program with a colleague or mentor or as self study. A post completion test is included to ensure you fully understand the key points. If you get a question wrong, go back to the relevant section and make sure you understand the answer.
Once you have completed the lessons, refer to the CHECK YOUR KNOWLEDGE section in order to make sure you understand the main ideas in the content. When you are confident that you understand the content and have correctly completed the post-test questions, feel free to print out your certificate of accomplishment.
What’s the benefit for me?
Increase your knowledge about health care topic
Develop greater confidence in your caring abilities
Learn new useful skills for your job
Enhance your job performance
Improve your client’s quality of life and health
Have you heard?
Two healthcare workers and their supervisor from a small nursing home were taking a lunch break in the break room. In walked a beautiful woman dressed in silk scarves and wearing large polished stone jewelry.
“I am ‘Gina the Great’,” she said. “I am so pleased with the way you have taken care of my aunt that I will now grant the next three wishes!”
With a wave of her hand and a puff of smoke, the room filled with flowers, fruit, and bottles of drink, proving that she did indeed have the power to grant wishes.
The first healthcare worker spoke up. “I wish I were on a tropical island beach,” she said.
With a puff of smoke, she was gone.
The second healthcare worker spoke next: “I wish I were rich and retired and spending my days traveling to ski resorts.”
With a puff of smoke, she, too, was gone.
“Now, what is the last wish?” Gina the Great asked the supervisor.
The supervisor replied, “I want those two back on the unit by the end of the lunch break.”