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Creating Moments of Joy for People with Alzheimer’s

Learn how to help people with Alzheimer's disease live as well as possible with practical tips and advice.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Creating Moments of Joy for People with Alzheimer’s

Understand how to create moments of joy for people with Alzheimer's

When someone has short-term memory loss their life is made up of moments. This means we cannot always create a wonderful day, but we can create a wonderful moment.

In this course you’ll find out how to encourage and enjoy such wonderful moments. You’ll get practical tips to ease the daily struggles of Alzheimer’s for those living with it, and those helping them. Ultimately you will learn how to look beyond the challenges of the disease and focus on creating the best possible life for those living with Alzheimer’s.

What topics will you cover?

  • Understanding the person
  • What age are they in their mind?
  • Live their truth
  • I want to go home
  • Stop correcting them
  • Your mood affects their mood
  • Taking care of the caretaker

When would you like to start?

  • Available now
  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Summarise why all conversation needs to focus on memories that someone with Alzheimer's has left
  • Describe ways to trigger memories for someone with Alzheimer's
  • Develop strategies for determining the age the person with Alzheimer's is living in their mind
  • Describe ways to make a person with Alzheimer's feel like everything is okay in this moment
  • Identify three questions to ask yourself before correcting or contradicting a person with Alzheimer's
  • Explain how your mood affects the mood of someone with Alzheimer's

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, or anyone who wants to know more about dealing with the effects of the disease. You don’t need any past experience.

What software or tools do you need?

None.

Who will you learn with?

Jolene Brackey

Author of the best selling book, Creating Moments of Joy, and a celebrated nationwide speaker on Alzheimer's, Jolene is using her passion, wisdom, and humor to help create moments of joy for all.

Who developed the course?

One of the four best public universities in the US, Purdue delivers an engaging learning experience and a world-class degree.

As well as publishing around 30 books a year, and five subscription-based journals, Purdue University Press is committed to broadening access to scholarly information using digital technology.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

Find out more

Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $59 you'll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV
  • Includes free shipping

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete.

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