This course is a must for those looking to learn more about dementia and earn 4 credits for your CDSS CEU dementia requirement.
Understanding Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease & other Mental Illnesses (RCFE/ARF – 4 Dementia Credits)
Mental health and emotional well-being are as important in older age as at any other time of life. As we age, we are more likely to deal with health conditions or experience events that affect our mental health. Studies show that seniors are at a much greater risk of some mental health disorders and their complications when compared with younger people, most notably Alzheimer’s Disease and other related Dementia. Assessing the mental health needs of older people requires understanding the complex interaction between specific medical conditions and social circumstances. Many people don’t understand mental illness or even acknowledge its existence. Some seniors are ashamed or frightened by their symptoms or believe they are an inevitable part of aging. This course will explore all the above and much more.