Health Care Continuing Ed
XNC 2584 - Dementia Care Certificate: A Comprehensive Walk Through Caring for Someone With Dementia
Caring for persons with dementia is difficult and often overwhelming, yet the need for personal and professional caregivers is growing fast as the population ages and dementing illnesses become more common. This course will cover the most common types of dementia and the cognitive and functional deficits involved to take the mystery out of these problems and increase understanding. The course will also focus on activities for cognitive and physical stimulation, practical care for assisting in activities of daily living, managing difficult behavioral issues, and activities that promote quality of life. 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) hours. 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 $360.00
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Enroll for $360.00