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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

About Dementia

5 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 49 min), 11 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Module 1 Introduction45s
Alzheimer’s Disease A Brief History7m
Dementia-The Challenge of Diagnosis5m
New Approaches to the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease10m
Global Impact of Dementia20m
11 readings
History of Alois Alzheimer10m
World Health Organization Dementia Fact Sheet10m
The Pathophysiology of Alzheimer's Disease and Directions in Treatment (OPTIONAL)10m
Inside the Brain: Unraveling the mystery of Alzheimer's disease (YouTube) (OPTIONAL)10m
Alzheimer's Disease International: Diagnosis10m
Alzheimer's Association: Recommendation to update diagnostic criteria10m
The diagnosis of dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease: Recommendations from the National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer’s Association workgroups on diagnostic guidelines for Alzheimer's disease (OPTIONAL)10m
Recommendations for the Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Disorders Associated with Dementia: EFNS guideline (OPTIONAL)10m
2009 World Alzheimer Report Executive Summary10m
Dementia: International Comparisons (OPTIONAL)10m
Dementia Care in 9 OECD Countries: A Comparative analysis (OPTIONAL)10m
2 practice exercises
Myth Buster Quiz30m
Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Impact on the Person

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 130 min), 10 readings
7 videos
Personhood6m
Potential Interventions Across the Disease Trajectory17m
Identifying and Treating Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia32m
Support the Person with Dementia: The Role of Meaningful Activities29m
Palliative Care to Manage End Stage Dementia: A Patient-centered approach24m
Medication Use in Dementia Care17m
10 readings
Personhood10m
Personhood in a World of Forgetfulness: An Ethnography of the Self-Process Among Alzheimer's Patients (OPTIONAL)10m
Managing Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia Using Nonpharmacologic Approaches: An Overview10m
Activities10m
International Perspectives on Nonpharmacological Best Practices for Dementia Family Caregivers: A Review (OPTIONAL)10m
Dementia: a public health priority (OPTIONAL)10m
Importance of national plans for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia (OPTIONAL)10m
Late-Stage Caregiving10m
Alzheimer's Disease: Help for Caregivers10m
Hospice Care for Alzheimer's10m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Caregiving and the Home Environment

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 122 min), 12 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Living with Dementia as a Family Caregiver22m
Psychosocial Processes in Families Managing Dementia: The Stress response20m
Using the Physical Environment to Support Quality of Life: Psychosocial environmental processese27m
Home Safety - Part 115m
Home Safety - Part 219m
Summary and Future Challenges: The Role of Technology15m
12 readings
Caring for a person with dementia10m
Dementia with Agitation (YouTube video)10m
Rabins on Research: Is Alzheimer’s disease genetic? Do my children have to worry? (OPTIONAL)10m
Late stage dementia home care: a caregiver from India shares her experiences (YouTube) (OPTIONAL)10m
Extended Interview with Alzheimer's Caregiver, Ric Gomez (YouTube) (OPTIONAL)10m
Stress Process Model for Individuals With Dementia10m
Impact of the disease (OPTIONAL)10m
Cultural Values and Caregiving: The Updated Sociocultural Stress and Coping Model (OPTIONAL)10m
Correlates of quality of life for individuals with dementia living at home: the role of home environment, caregiver, and patient-related characteristics10m
World Alzheimer Report 2013 Journey of Caring (OPTIONAL)10m
Environmental Perspectives on Ageing10m
Assistive technology - devices to help with everyday living10m
2 practice exercises
Case Study Quiz30m
Environmental Safety Checklist Assignment30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Module 4: Community Level

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 60 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Assessing the Role of the Home and Community Environment in Supporting Families Living with Dementia14m
Dementia Friendly Communities12m
Using an Interprofessional Approach to Dementia Care32m
5 readings
Improving Quality of Life in Individuals with Dementia: The Role of Nonpharmacologic Approaches in Rehabilitation10m
List of Alzheimer associations10m
8 Pillars Model of Community Support (OPTIONAL)10m
Dementia Care & Support (OPTIONAL)10m
Dementia care in developing countries: The road ahead (OPTIONAL)10m
2 practice exercises
Dementia Friendly Community Checklist Assignment30m
IPE Quiz30m

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