This course provides caregivers with important information about the communication needs of clients with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. It discusses how communication happens normally and how it is affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Caregivers will learn how to help clients communicate with them and ways that they can better communicate with their clients. In addition, there is information on how to handle a client’s anger, how to answer tough questions and alternative therapies that assist with communication.
- Describe the normal course of events that must take place for communication to be successful.
- Describe two things that can go wrong, making communication difficult for people with Alzheimer’s.
- List at least three things you can do to help your client communicate better with you and others.
- Discuss what you can do to communicate better with your clients.
- Practice patient and thoughtful communication in your daily work with Alzheimer’s clients.
This course is recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association® for following evidence-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment, and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication. Learn more about this recognition HERE.