Health Care Continuing Ed
XNC 2584 - Dementia Care Certificate: A Comprehensive Walk Through Caring for Someone With Dementia
An estimated 83,000 people in the U.S. died with Alzheimer's in 2010, making it the nation's sixth-leading cause of death, but the true total may be as much as six times higher. This three-day workshop will explore what we've learned that can significantly improve the lives of both the person with dementia and their caregivers in practical and applicable ways. We will explore dementia from a neurological viewpoint and come to understand what the world may be like for those experiencing these illnesses. This approach will guide us better how to interact with them, structure purposeful, person-centered care and maintain dignity and identity throughout the illness process. Caregiver stress, community resources, grief and loss issues and hope will also be covered. RNs, LPNs, counselors and social workers will earn 18 contact hours. ACHAs will earn 18 (RC). CNAs, Home Health Aides, and personal caregivers will receive a certificate of completion for the program.
CEU Hours: 1.8
Contact Hours: 18
1. Discuss functional and cognitive deficits associated with Alzheimer's and other dementing illnesses. 2. Review common causes of behavior problems in persons with dementia. 3. Identify three non-pharmacological interventions for behavior management. 4. State five common uses and side-effects of antipsychotic medications. 5. Discuss self-care and stress intervention techniques for caregivers. 6. Discuss and identify four resources for respite care and identifying needs for LTC placement.
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Enroll for $100.00
|20351 001||-TWR---||08:30-03:29 PM||04/05/16-04/07/16||RC 181||Shaffer P
|25 of 25|
Enroll for $225.00