Huntington's Disease Dementia

Huntington's Disease Dementia

Huntington's Disease Dementia (HDD) is a progressive neurological condition characterized by cognitive decline, psychiatric issues, and movement disorders. It is caused by a genetic mutation in the Huntingtin gene, which leads to the degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. Caregivers play a crucial role in providing support and care to individuals with HDD, helping them manage daily activities, maintain a sense of independence, and cope with the emotional and physical challenges associated with the condition. This intermediate-level course aims to educate caregivers about the various aspects of HDD, its symptoms, progression, management strategies, and available support resources.

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Overview

Details
  • Lessons: 8
  • Number of tests: 3
  • Hours: 1.0 hours
  • Students who are studying this course: 199
What you will learn
  • Identify the common symptoms and stages of HDD
  • Discuss the diagnostic process and available treatments
  • Understand the role of a caregiver in managing HDD
  • Develop skills for handling behavioral and emotional challenges
  • Learn about practical care strategies for daily living tasks
  • Explore available support resources for caregivers and individuals with HDD

Lessons

    • Introduction to Huntington's Disease DementiaIntroduction to Huntington's Disease Dementia
    • 5 mins
    • Causes and Symptoms of HDDCauses and Symptoms of HDD
    • 6 mins
    • Stages and Progression of HDDStages and Progression of HDD
    • 6 mins
    • Knowledge Review Knowledge Review
    • 4 mins
    • Diagnosis and Treatment OptionsDiagnosis and Treatment Options
    • 6 mins
    • The Role of Caregivers in HDD ManagementThe Role of Caregivers in HDD Management
    • 6 mins
    • Behavioral and Emotional Challenges in HDDBehavioral and Emotional Challenges in HDD
    • 4 mins
    • Knowledge Review Knowledge Review
    • 4 mins
    • Practical Care Strategies for Daily LivingPractical Care Strategies for Daily Living
    • 6 mins
    • Support Resources for Caregivers and Individuals with HDDSupport Resources for Caregivers and Individuals with HDD
    • 5 mins
    • Exam- Huntington's Disease Dementia Exam- Huntington's Disease Dementia
    • 15 mins

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