Module 13

Where is the Toilet Seat?

Common Visual Spatial Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease

Our clients with dementia may experience changes in how they perceive the world around them. Perception frequently changes with the progression of their dementia. Dementia damages the brain, if this damage is in areas that help process images the individual will see things differently and have problems with vision and spatial awareness. Deficits in visual spatial skills can increase risks of falls, contribute to unawareness of their relationship to the environment, and increase their propensity to get lost or find their way. This webinar will introduce the common causes of visual issues in the elderly and clients with dementia, and review strategies to assist the dementia client with their visual problems.

This module satisfies the state of New Hampshire’s requirement for best practices in Alzheimer’s disease care as well as for disease information education. Information gathered should be used within the individual’s scope of practice.

Handouts


Slides and additional handouts are available for printing.

Quiz


Participation is recorded by submitting the completed quiz.

Contact your supervisor or the agency’s education department for a paper certificate to indicate your participation in this program. CEUs are validated by completing the quiz from your supervisor or linked above.

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