Lewy Body Dementia

Course number : U-1157   
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Sometimes referred to as the “crossroads of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease” Lewy Body Dementia is now the second-most common cause of dementia. People who have LBD struggle to find good care because their symptoms are challenging, characterized by great fluctuations in alertness and complex behaviors. This course will help families and professionals understand the clinical indicators to seek appropriate diagnosis (and why that is important); common behavioral manifestations, strategies to manage them, and resources to support the patient and family. Agenda Unit 1 An Introduction to LBD -Symptoms, stages, and disease characteristics -Differential diagnosis -Services and supports Unit 2 Living with LBD -Depression, delirium, and dementia -Adapting to functional challenges -Rights and responsibilities for care planning Unit 3 Managing Behavioral Changes -Hallucinations, delusions, and resistance to care -Medications ehich help, medications which hurt -Advocating and making informed decisions Unit 4 Caring for the Caregiver -Stages of caregiving: from denial to advocate -Options for caregiver wellness -Legal, financial, and long term care planning -When more care is needed - helping the caregiver make the decision

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Online 24/7


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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/5/2017 - 9/29/2017 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM TBD