Health Care Continuing Ed
XNC 2584 - Dementia Care Certificate: A Comprehensive Walk Through Caring for Someone With Dementia
Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are on the rise and so far we have no cure. The emotional, physical and financial toll these illnesses demand from family members and the healthcare professions is mind-boggling, yet the dollars spent in research is minimal in comparison to cancer, cardiac diseases and many others. Dementia is now the sixth leading cause of death in America and the burden of care is overwhelming. All this said, there is hope. Hope for the person with the illness and hope for the caregivers whether family, friend or professional. That hope lies in understanding and knowledge. This one-of-a-kind program is designed to provide you with insights and information you may never hear anywhere else to alter your approach, change environments, understand medications, design activities, improve interactions, reduce negative behaviors and improve quality of life for persons with dementia. Michelle and Penny have worked together for over 20 years in the dementia field and bring their passions together for this training to help you change the face of dementia care. RNs, LPNs, counselors, registered dieticians and social workers will earn 18 contact hours. ACHAs will earn 18 (RC). CNAs, Home Health Aides, and personal/family caregivers will receive a certificate of completion for the program.
CEU Hours: 1.8
Contact Hours: 18
1. Learn the neurological progression of Alzheimer's Disease and the cognitive/functional changes that concur with it. 2. Correlate the neurological stages of dementia with causes for behavioral issues. 3. Develop non-pharmacological interventions for behavioral issues based on neurological changes and perceptions. 4. Identify five symptoms for depression in persons with dementia. 5. Identify four premises for structuring activities for persons with dementia. 6. State five ways to maintain dignity and quality of life for someone with dementia in all stages of the disease. 7. Discuss self-care and stress intervention techniques for caregivers. 8. Discuss and identify four resources for respite care and identifying needs for LTC placement.
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