Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease

$20.00 | CE Hours:5.00 | Intermediate

Approved by Oregon DHS for AMH, APD and DD

Due to the age of the material, this course will be discontinued from our library on 03/25/2020.

CEU Course Description

This CE course describes how to: understand how AD changes a person; learn how to cope with these changes; help family and friends understand AD; plan for the future; make the home safe for the person with AD; manage everyday activities like eating, bathing, dressing, and grooming; find helpful resources; learn about common behavior and medical problems of people with AD and some medicines that may help; and coping with late-stage AD.

Course Objectives

1. Differentiate between the characteristics of mild, moderate, and severe Alzheimer’s disease.

2. Discuss the changes and challenges that AD individuals face, and strategies to cope with these issues.

3. Outline approaches to provide effective everyday care for people with AD, including how to keep them safe.

4. Summarize ways to adapt activities for those with Alzheimer’s disease.

5. Identify medical problems that may accompany AD as well as medications used to treat symptoms and behaviors.

6. Describe various methods to cope with late-stage AD, and ways for caretakers to provide self-care when facing difficult responsibilities and situations.



Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.

To see approvals for a different license type in your state, visit our state by state provider approval listings here.


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Added On: 2015-02-01

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