Course Detail: HLTH-4551 - Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias

This one-day seminar is vital for anyone who works with dementia and needs skills and proven strategies to provide optimal care. Learn the assessment tools and critical interventions you need to identify and differentiate between dementias, prevent and reduce difficult behaviors, and improve your ability to communicate with cognitively impaired patients. This seminar will offer practical solutions to some of the most challenging real-life situations you face and bring you up to speed on the latest medications, preventative treatments, and advances in early detection that could impact your work. Additional topics include how you can employ safe
and effective best practices to provide quality care.


Objectives:

Communicate how the manifestations of each type of dementia impacts identification and prognosis.

Provide a synopsis of 2 assessment tools that can be employed to screen for possible cognitive difficulty.

Specify how non-verbal communication skills can help professionals identify meanings behind gestures when working with patients who have dementia.

Characterize how patient safety can be enhanced with strategies to redirect wandering and manage paranoia.

Establish how the latest medications, preventative treatments, and advances in early detection could impact care of people with dementia.

Explore end of life issues and elder abuse and correlate how the ethics of dying impact the clinician, client, and their family.


Class notes: Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 6 continuing education contact hours for nurses, nursing home administrators, occupational therapists, physical therapists, dietitians, respiratory care technicians, counselors, and social workers.


Use the name and address on file with your professional licensing agency when you register. This information is necessary when reporting your attendance. After you successfully complete this course, you can sign into the KCC Continuing Education site to print your CE certificate at anytime.


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