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 five-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 30 contact hours. CNAs, Home Health Aides, and personal caregivers will receive a certificate of completion for the program. ACHAs will earn 20 (RC) and 10 (A). Call 913-469-3140 for information on how to attend as a family member and personal caregiver in the home.
CEU Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 30
1. Discuss functional and cognitive deficits associated with dementia. 2. Identify five specific ways to increase cognitive and sensory stimulation for persons with dementia. 3. Review common causes of behavior problems in persons with dementia. 4. Demonstrate four ways to use music and multisensory stimulation to calm persons with dementia. 5. Demonstrate five ways to improve ROM and functional capacity. 6. Discuss self-care and stress intervention techniques for caregivers. 7. Review seven common methods of making a safe environment for persons with dementia. 8. Discuss and identify four resources for respite care and identifying needs for LTC placement.
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Enroll for $375.00