Dementia and Alzheimer’s
The purpose of this assignment is to become more familiar with online resources,
diseases related to aging and ways that families and caregivers are affected. You are to
go to BOTH websites and answer the questions listed below. This is a two-part
assignment, please write part one about dementia and Alzheimer’s and answer those
questions and then part two answer the questions related to Health in Aging.
Part One-Dementia and Alzheimer’s
You are to visit www.alz.org which is a website dedicated to learning more about
dementia and Alzheimer’s and discusses a variety of ways to support those who are
affected. Click on the ‘Help and Support” tab and you will find six categories that you
can explore. Choose two of these categories for this assignment. Please write about
1. What kind of support are they offering? Did you find it helpful and why or why
2. How does this section help support the person with the disease?
3. What kind of resources are there for the caregivers and families?
4. What did you learn by going to this website?
5. What surprised you?
6. How can you use this information either now in your current position? Or in a
Part-Two-Health in Aging
You are to visit www.healthinaging.org and answer the following questions:
1. List three things that you noticed on the home page and how you think this
information would be helpful to someone over 55 years old? How would you use
this information to help a client/patient?
2. Scroll through the ribbon at the top and explore the different selections
available. Click onto two choices and comment about the information available
on each; include the following:
a. What was your reaction to these pages?
b. What did you learn about aging and health?
c. What surprised you about the topics or the information?
3. Overall what is your impression of the website? What are your take-aways?
Please type this assignment in 12 point font, double spaced with one inch margins with
a minimum of 750 words maximum of 1,250.
Part One: Dementia and Alzheimer’s
- The Alzheimer’s Association offers a wide range of support services for people with dementia, caregivers, and families. I explored the categories of “Care and Support” and “Community Resources”. In the “Care and Support” category, they offer resources for planning for future care, support for people with Alzheimer’s and their families, and education and training for professional care partners. In the “Community Resources” category, they provide information on support groups, local events, and other community-based programs. I found the information offered on this website helpful as it provides a comprehensive list of resources and support services that are available to those affected by Alzheimer’s.
- This section helps support the person with the disease by providing them with information on how to manage the disease and live well with Alzheimer’s. They offer tips on how to cope with daily challenges, how to communicate effectively with others, and how to access helpful services and programs.
- The website offers various resources for caregivers and families, including support groups, education and training programs, and financial resources. There is also a section on respite care, which provides information on short-term breaks for caregivers.
- I learned that Alzheimer’s is a complex disease that affects not only the person with the disease but also their families and caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association provides comprehensive support and resources for those affected by the disease to help them navigate the challenges and manage the impact of the disease.
- What surprised me was the extent of the resources and support available to those affected by Alzheimer’s. There is a vast network of support services and programs that are available, from local support groups to online resources and educational programs.
- I can use this information in my current or future position by providing information and resources to families and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s. I can also use this information to advocate for better support and resources for those affected by the disease.
Part Two: Health in Aging
- Three things I noticed on the home page of Health in Aging are: the emphasis on healthy aging, the focus on providing evidence-based information, and the variety of topics covered. This information would be helpful to someone over 55 years old because it provides information on how to maintain good health and wellness as they age. This information could be used to help a client/patient by providing them with evidence-based information and guidance on how to maintain good health as they age.
- I explored the categories of “Chronic Conditions” and “Healthy Lifestyle”. In the “Chronic Conditions” category, I learned about common chronic conditions that affect older adults, such as heart disease and arthritis, and how they can be managed. In the “Healthy Lifestyle” category, I found information on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including information on diet and exercise, sleep, and stress management.
a. My reaction to these pages was positive. I found the information provided to be comprehensive, evidence-based, and easy to understand.
b. I learned about the importance of maintaining good health and wellness as we age, and the various factors that contribute to good health, such as diet, exercise, and stress management.
c. What surprised me was the variety of topics covered and the extent of the information available. I was also surprised by the emphasis on evidence-based information and the focus on healthy aging.
- Overall, my impression of the website is positive. I found it to be a comprehensive and well-organized source of information on aging and health. The takeaways from this website are the importance of maintaining good health and wellness as we age, and the various factors that contribute to good