Behavioral Health Care Including Dementia - June 21, 2019 in Olathe, KS

Course Objectives

  • Identify communication techniques that minimize misunderstandings when working with people with dementia.
  • Identify environmental modifications that can improve the quality of life for persons with dementia
  • Discuss the effect restrictive diets have on people with dementia and identify alternatives to dietary restrictions
  • Name non-pharmacological techniques that could minimize distress in people with dementia
  • Define behavioral health

Course Description

Working with people with dementia is rewarding and challenging.  This course is designed to teach caregivers how to create an environment where people with dementia and the people working with them can thrive.  CMS is now requiring that skilled nursing communities analyze behavior health care, which includes dementia.  This course presents ways in which caregivers can promote a dementia-friendly environment by looking at the whole person.  The course also briefly discusses mental health and LTC care residents.  There will be an interactive discussion of how to individualize care for people with dementia, with an emphasis on non-pharmacological interventions. 

6 Resident Care Hours

Course Date: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:00am
Registration Date: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:00am to Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 12:30pm
Course Location: