What to expect when Mom has Alzheimer’s

Online class on Udemy.com

What you'll learn

  • How Alzheimer's will impact the person living with the disease.
  • How Alzheimer's will impact the person living in the home and caring for the person with the disease.
  • How Alzheimer's will impact the adult child(ren) of the person living with the disease.
  • How to build a family care team for a parent living with Alzheimer's.
  • How to provide the care your parent will need during Alzheimer's disease.
  • How to survive the emotional experience of Alzheimer's.
  • How to survive the changes in family dynamics that come with Alzheimer's.
  • The importance of accepting an Alzheimer's diagnosis.


This course guides adult children of people living with Alzheimer’s through the early, moderate, and late stages of the disease.

Course modules average three minutes in length. That makes them perfect for busy professionals to consume 24x7, whenever it’s most convenient.

The course is taught by Barbara Ivey, whose mother had early onset Alzheimer’s and whose father cared for her mom. Barbara helps you prepare for the impact of Alzheimer’s on the person living with the disease, the person in the home caring for them, and the adult child(ren) – especially those who live far away.

Alzheimer’s is going to change your loved one’s cognitive and physical functions, and their emotions. Rather than being caught by surprise again and again, set aside a few minutes a week to prepare now. Be calmer and healthier during your family’s journey, and better able to make sound decisions along the way.

Topics include:

  • Early-stage Alzheimer’s
  • Moderate stage Alzheimer’s
  • Late-stage Alzheimer’s
  • Mom’s changing abilities.
  • Why a safe home matters.
  • How Mom communicates through her behavior.
  • Why you still need to visit Mom throughout her Alzheimer’s.
  • Critical legal discussions: medical, financial, estate.
  • How to arrange for caregiving breaks for Dad.
  • Why and how to have family care meetings.
  • Why you want to draw Mom’s Care Map.
  • How to ask for help, and what makes people say ‘yes’.
  • Why there’s a ripple effect from lifting the caregiver’s mood.
  • Why it matters to support Mom’s creative self-expression.
  • How to be Mom’s advocate.
  • Creating care posters for Mom’s room. And more…


From your friend on the Alzheimer's journey - a daughter who's been there -

Barbara Ivey


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