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, social workers, LPCs, and LCPCs, will earn 30 contact hours. ACHAs will earn 20 (RC) and 10(A). CNAs, Home Health Aides, and personal caregivers will receive a certificate of completion for the program. For information on how to attend as a family caregiver at a discounted rate, please call 913-469-3140.
CEU Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 30
1. Discuss the neurological progression of Alzheimer's Disease. 2. Identify four ways to maintain dignity for persons with dementia. 3. Review common stressors for caregivers and ways to mitigate. 4. Identify three measures for improving quality of life for persons with dementia. 5. Identify three common symptoms of depression that can mask dementia.
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Enroll for $360.00