This course fulfills the requirement for training related to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias for Massachusetts healthcare professionals.
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Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
Susan Walters Schmid, PhD
Contact hours: 3
Expiration date: September 1, 2022
Course price: $29
This purpose of this course is to provide direct-care staff in nursing homes, hospice, and adult daycare with the skills, techniques, and strategies to care on a daily basis for residents who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. It includes activities that allow participants to practice the skills and strategies they have learned.
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:
- Outline types of dementia and the process and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Identify 5 common behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
- Discuss the use of physical or chemical restraint versus non-pharmacological interventions for persons with dementia.
- Describe how mild, moderate, and severe dementia affects a person’s ability to complete basic activities of daily living (ADLs).
- Relate the 3 components each that should be part of individual and group activities for residents with dementia.
- Summarize tasks of , stressors for, and support available to family caregivers.
- List 3 concepts that are important in the design of a therapeutic environment for those with dementia.
- Identify 4 concepts that are part of an ethical approach to dementia care.