Upcoming Courses - Continuing Education
- 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
- Name the three most common dementias.
- Describe two functions of each lobe of the brain.
- Discuss the cognitive and functional changes caused by dementia.
- Name three environmental factors which can cause disruptive reactions.
- Name four non-pharmacological interventions for reactions and “behaviors”.
- Identify three components necessary for quality of life.
- Name five symptoms of depression.
- Name three effects of depression on cognitive and functional abilities of an older adult.
- State three treatments for depression in the elderly.
Caring for persons with dementia is a long and difficult journey for family and professional caregivers. This course provides insight of how dementia changes the person's cognitive and functional abilities. This information will enable the caregiver to improve quality of life by reducing stress and accomplishing care with less struggle.
Course Price: $265
Calendar - View the Course Calendar.
Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.
Contact Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for three days (18 contact hours, 18-Res Care Hours)