Courses & Programs

Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementia-Related Disorders

COURSE CODE: HTH 105

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This course provides students with a basic understanding of Alzheimer’s and other related dementias. Changes in memory and function, communicating with people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, person-centered care, methods and approaches to care, and understanding the needs of and working with family members will all be examined using the CARES curriculum. Learning techniques such as small group discussion, interactive exercises and case studies will be used. This class was developed to meet the training requirements of 105 CMR 150.024 for students who obtain employment in a long term care facility with a dementia special care unit upon graduation. Co-Requisite for HTH 210 Field Experience Course; ENG 101 Eligible