Florida DOEA Approval: This course has been approved by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, curriculum approval HH AD 9534.
Certified Trainer: The author is certified as an ADRD trainer by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and is available via e-mail or by phone Monday–Friday (Pacific Time) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 707 459 1315.
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Contact hours: 2
Expiration date: June 3, 2023
Course price: $19
This course provides home health staff with the skills, techniques, and strategies to care on a daily basis for clients with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. It compares Alzheimer’s disease to other types of dementia, provides techniques for verbal and non-verbal communication, discusses symptoms seen at each stage of dementia, relates techniques intended to promote independence in activities of daily living, and provides information about how to work with family members and caregivers of people with dementia.
Criteria for Successful Completion
Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.
When you finish this course you will be able to:
- State 3 differences between dementia and age-related changes in cognition.
- Describe one technique each for improving verbal, non-verbal, and non-responsive communication in those with dementia.
- Describe one symptom or behavior change you might see during each stage of dementia.
- Relate 3 techniques for promoting independence in activities of daily living.
- For each stage of dementia, relate one concern or issue you might encounter with family members and caregivers.