Dementia Care

Information on Dementia Care Training and Testing

CURRENT THEMES IN DEMENTIA CARE
(Course ID: HLTH DEM10)
These programs will provide health care, social work and medical professionals with current and updated information in Dementia and Alzheimer's research and treatment approaches. Special topics may include general overviews in specific areas of study, new research updates, utilization and review issues, regulation updates, pharmaceutical approaches, and administration topics for programs, services, and employee development.

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DEMENTIA CARE: UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA
(Course ID: HLTH DEM1)
This course is designed for health care professionals that are either new to the health care industry or who are unfamiliar with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Understanding dementia begins with an overview of dementia and the specific diseases that may cause dementia. The diagnostic process, dual diagnosis, and progression of Alzheimer's disease will be covered. Medications and non-pharmacologic forms of treatment will also be addressed.

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DEMENTIA CARE: ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING
(Course ID: HLTH DEM2)
This course will provide an advanced look at personal and daily care. Techniques for activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, and ambulation) will be discussed. Using an interactive approach, this course provides participants opportunities to explore how daily living activities can become meaningful and incorporated into daily schedules.

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DEMENTIA CARE: DIRECTING AN ALZHEIMER'S UNIT
(Course ID : HLTH DEM3)
This training is designed specifically for the unit manager, staff educator, and administrator. A review of Alzheimer's disease and care practices, administrative practices, educating staff, regulations, and ways to reduce deficiencies will be covered.

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DEMENTIA CARE: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
(Course ID: HLTH DEM4)
Utilizing interactive training, this course provides the learner with information on verbal, non-verbal, and written communication techniques for persons with dementia, residents' families, and co-workers. Special consideration of cultural influences, hearing and visual impairments, and documentation will be addressed.

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DEMENTIA CARE: FUNDAMENTALS OF DEMENTIA CARE
(Course ID: HLTH DEM5)
The Fundamentals of Dementia Care program has been designed to help all staff, but especially personal care staff, understand the basics of dementia care. Topics include an overview of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, implementing person centered care, communication strategies, understanding challenging behaviors, improving activities of daily living, and helping families.

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DEMENTIA CARE: MANAGING ACTIVITIES
(Course ID: HLTH DEM6)
This course addresses the use of activities throughout the day that are individualized for those with dementia. Tips, techniques, and examples will be used to provide a meaningful exploration of the possibilities that activities provide in allowing residents to lead the fullest life possible. Individual and group activities as well as environmental design that facilitate activities will be emphasized.

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DEMENTIA CARE: PHYSICAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
(Course ID: HLTH DEM7)
This course explores classifications of medications and how to understand and identify adverse reactions. Nutrition and hydration are addressed as well as goal setting and identifying strategies for care giving when changes in eating behaviors occur. Effective care planning to include preventative measures for falls and wounds will be addressed.

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DEMENTIA CARE: PROBLEM SOLVING CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS
(Course ID: HLTH DEM8)
The challenges of behaviors of agitation, both aggressive and non-aggressive, are explained. Potential solutions and techniques are presented, with specific emphasis on topics such as combativeness, incontinence, sexuality, and wandering. Culturally sensitive approaches and working with the family are also examined.

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DEMENTIA CARE: STRATEGIES FOR BETTER CARE ENVIRONMENTS
(Course ID: HLTH DEM9)
The potential of the physical environment, both internal and external, to play an active role in shaping and supporting independence, stimulation, and quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias will be explored in this course. Special emphasis will be placed on principles behind design and the importance of utilizing the environment as a therapeutic tool.

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