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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 Norwood, BS, MBA
Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc.
Alfred has been developing curriculum and teaching for the Avila Institute of Gerontology for the last 15 years. He has created and presented workshops and in-services on a number of topics associated with aging. He is a great believer in the integration of biological and behavioral research for dementia treatment. He has years of experience working as a consultant for long-term care systems and facilities and training staff in the use of non-pharmaceutical, individualized care plans for residents with moderate to severe dementia.