Help and Support for Family Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

  • Open Enrollment Online Course

These two self-paced modules were created with family and friends of people experiencing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in mind. Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are chronic conditions that can last 2-20 years. Planning ahead benefits everyone involved. People experiencing these conditions and the family and friends who care for them (caregivers) will need help, support, and resources over time. Information is provided in easy to understand terms.

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Course Details

Two 20-minute videos are provided:

  • Finding Help and Support for Family Caregivers
  • The Family’s Role in Facilitating Medical Care

You will learn about:

  • Diagnosis of dementia
  • Medical care following diagnosis
  • Common concerns
  • Transition to a residential setting
  • Easing medial decision making
  • Planning ahead
  • How to pay for care
  • Caring for the caregiver
  • Finding help and services
  • Arizona and national resources

The development of the Help and Support for Family Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias online modules was made possible by funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation and Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.

About the Instructor

Jan Dougherty, RN, MS

Jan Dougherty is director of family & community services at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute. She has over 20 years experience in the care of older adults with specialization in dementia care. Jan is noted for the development and evaluation of numerous programs that support patients/family caregivers with dementia from early stages to hospice care.


This is an online open enrollment course. After registering, you can access the online course by clicking the 'My CE' tab and then following the 'Blackboard 1.0' link to the right of the course title under 'Courses I'm registered for'.

Required Materials

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