Lesson Outline

In this overview, you will learn the basics about dementia and mild cognitive impairment as well as:
  • treatment options
  • the stages of dementia
  • behavioural, emotional, and psychiatric symptoms 
  • safety issues
  • supports to help a person with dementia live at home
  • how to promote brain health, and
  • the importance of caregiver wellness.
You can then learn more about any one of these topics by taking its individual lesson.

Learn the answers to the following questions:

What is cognition and why does it matter?

What are the stages of dementia?

How is dementia treated?

What are apathy, depression, and anxiety and how are they treated in people with dementia?

What are responsive behaviours?