Free Online Dementia Training for Building Management Staff
The Alzheimer’s Association reports that 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, which is estimated to rise to 13.5 million by 2050. With an increase in the aging population, there is a critical need to identify persons with memory problems and provide home management strategies to assist the person with dementia to live independently in the community (“age in place”) with community support services.
Building management staff are the first line of contact for identifying problems with older residents in their building. Thus, educating building staff through a dementia training program will help to create a workforce that will recognize and address the changing healthcare needs of older adult residents, particularly those with memory or cognitive problems.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be better able to:
- Identify dementia symptoms and behaviors
- Discuss the management and support of persons with Dementia
- Identify strategies for enhancing communication with Persons with Dementia
- Utilize resources and tools to assist Persons with Dementia to live independently in the community (to “age in place”)