Online course.Holyoke.Health Sciences.HTH 105 Alzheimer's and Other Dementia-Related Disorders

A 1 credit course that provides students with a basic understanding of Alzheimer’s and other related dementia's. Learning techniques such as small online group discussion posts, online interactive exercises, written reflection and comprehensive essays, online role-plays, and case scenarios will be used. This class was developed to meet the training requirements of 105 CMR 150.024 for students who obtain employment in a long term care facility with a dementia special care unit upon graduation.
Primary Material Type:
Other Material Types:
Assignment, Quiz/Test, Reference Material, Syllabus
Holyoke Community College
direct care workers, home health aides, Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, memory-impaired

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Loomis Communities, Soldier's Home in Holyoke - consulted on the skill sets needed for their direct care workers
Industry Sector:
Health Care and Social Assistance -- Nursing and Residential Care Facilities (623)
Healthcare Support Occupations -- Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (31-1012)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (51)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Stacked/Latticed Credential Model
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
5-6 weeks, 3 hours a week for a total of approximately 15-20 hours
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • None
Course Note:
Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia-Related Disorders which is part of the Direct Care Worker Certificate in our Foundations of Health Program


Accessibility Features:
  • Text Adjust - Compatible
  • Text Adjustment - Adjust Font and Colors
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Reading Layout - Page numbers match printed material
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Reading Order - Digital resource layout
  • Structural Markup - Navigation Text
  • Structural Markup - Lists
  • Hyperlinks Rendered As Active
  • Contrast Ratio of at Least 4.5:1.
  • Interactive - Markup
  • Interactive - Text prompts

Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.