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Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia [see Dementias for a review of other types] that affects over five million people in the United States and an estimated 44.4 million worldwide as of 2013. The costs associated with Alzheimer’s care now and in the future are staggering. This inservice covers the history of Alzheimer’s, statistics, the stages of decline, hospice eligibility, and guidelines for care such as bathing, dressing, feeding, elimination, and sleep patterns. A section for family and caregiver support is also included. This module contains the following learning objectives:

  • Review the discovery and history of Alzheimer’s
  • Discuss Alzheimer’s statistics in the United States
  • Identify the stages of Alzheimer’s (mild, moderate, severe)
  • Discuss hospice eligibility and the FAST scale
  • Define the role of the hospice aide


  • Learning Module
  • Group Exercise:  Share Your Experience
  • Test Questions
  • Instructor Answer Key
  • Attendance Sheet
  • Evaluation Form
  • Certificate of Attendance