The Beatriz Lab - A JOURNEY THROUGH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE (AD)
The Beatriz Lab is an interactive story tool for teaching medical professionals, long term care providers, and family members about Alzheimer's Disease. I had the pleasure of working as a programmer on this project. More information is available on my resume or via email.
Topic: Loss of Cognitive Functions due to progressive AD.
Summary: The learner will embody Beatriz, a middle-aged Latina woman, as she progresses through early, middle, and late stage Alzheimer’s Disease. (AD).
Recognize that AD affects more parts of the brain than just those involved with memory.
Identify ways that AD affects communication in the brain.
Recognizes that changes in visual and auditory processing due to AD can disrupt activities of daily living.
Describe ways that a person with AD can be redirected, calmed, and engaged.
Identify ways that their role in communication and teamwork between the patient, their families, healthcare personnel and systems contribute to the quality of life of a person with AD.
Describe ways that a person with AD can have relationships and enjoy life despite their progressing disease.