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  • Dementia [HCP] - Open Lesson

    Photo of older man seeming disoriented

    The full GOLD course on Dementia for HCP describes the presentation and progression of dementia. It explores risk factors, early warning signs, symptoms and care strategies. Woven through the course is a review of the associated impact of caregiving and how you as a professional can identify stress and provide caregiver support. The approach focuses on a person-centered approach to care which includes the individual and their care partner and focuses first and foremost on people as individuals.

    This is a sample lesson for Public viewing, the first of four, from our GOLD courses for Health Care Professionals, open for public viewing.


    Full Course Outline:

    • Course Description & Resources
    • Pre-Assessment
    • Lesson 1: Introduction to Dementia
    • Lesson 2: Common Causes
    • Lesson 3: Recognition & Assessment
    • Lesson 4: Managing Dementia
    • Post-Assessment

    • Lesson 1: Introduction to Dementia

      photo of elderly man being assisted at the dining tableThis first lesson introduces you to the difference between mild cognitive impairment and dementia. It reviews the progression of the disease and the symptoms associated with each stage of the illness. The lesson concludes by examining the physical, psychological, financial and social impact of caregiving. You are asked to apply your learning to a clinical case, which will be developed throughout the course.