Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Training
This 8 hour seminar provides a broad overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia in relation to understanding and managing behaviors.
Healthcare providers are eligible to take the path to certification as a CDP – Certified Dementia Practitioner – through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. To see if you qualify, please visit www.nccdp.org or ncdp.org/iccdp.
This training seminar is also approved for 7 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) by the NC Department of Health and Human Services in assisted living facilities.
But most importantly, come for the education. Knowing how to properly care for a person affected by dementia will provide personal satisfaction in making someone’s life better.
The Course Goals and Objectives Are:
- To provide fundamental education on dementia and dementia care
- To enhance the quality of life of dementia patients through educating care providers
- Foster sensitivity and respect for the dementia client
- To teach communication techniques
- To provide sensitive approaches for assisting patients with activities of daily living
- Identify common causes of aggression, repetitive and sundowning behaviors in older adults
- Describe behaviors/care interventions that may be used to prevent, reduce or eliminate difficult care situations
- Describe challenges related to caregiver stress and utilize stress reduction techniques
- Learn alternative activity interventions that are success oriented and failure free
- Learn how to develop a Wandering Preparedness Team
- Address issues of sexuality and the dementia patient
- Address end-of-life care
Who Should Attend This Seminar?
All health care professionals and frontline staff who work in all aspects of the healthcare industry will benefit from dementia care training.
Requirements to Attend
- High school diploma or GED
- Employment in health care position for 3 year
Education Modules Include:
- Repetitive Behavior
- Aggressive Behaviors
- Catastrophic Reactions
- Intimacy and Sexuality
- Personal Care
- Staff and Family Support
- Diversity and Cultural Competence
- Spiritual Care
- End of Life