On-Demand Video for Purchase: Is it Alzheimer's?
Is It Alzheimer's?
There are multiple diseases that can cause dementia, which is an umbrella of symptoms that affect memory, thinking and can make daily life very complicated. Since more than one disease can cause dementia, it can be difficult to decipher what is actually causing the dementia. Alfred W. Norwood, BS, MBA, will describe:
- How Alzheimer's disease (the most common disorder that causes dementia) affects the brain
- Causes and effects of Alzheimer's disease
- How caregivers define resident quality of life
Alfred W. Norwood
Faculty, Avila Institute of Gerontology
Alfred is an expert in physiological psychology who has worked with the Avila Institute for the last 15 years, developing and presenting workshops and in-services on a number of topics associated with aging. He has years of experience working as a consultant for long-term care systems and facilities and trained staff in the use of non-pharmaceutical, individualized care plans for residents with moderate to severe dementia.