Course detail: Understanding & Intervention - Older Adults & Dementia

Understanding & Intervention Older Adults & Dementia is a four-hour, one day class (1 p.m.-5 p.m,) designed to assist participants in recognizing consumers presenting with Dementia and/or age related issues in an attempt to better serve those individual's needs during stressful encounters through better communication.


Core Competencies:  
  • Participants will define Dementia and recognize consumers presenting with Dementia and/or age related issues in an attempt to better serve those individual's needs during stressful encounters through better communication.
  • Participants will recognize different stages of dementia and age related issues and describe the challenging behaviors often associated with each stage. 
  • Participants will identify potential communication problems stemming from Dementia and/or age related issues as well as de-escalation techniques.

Who should attend:    
  • Law Enforcement Personnel                               
  • Social Workers                                
  • EMS

Methodologies:
  • Lecture
  • Group Discussions
  • Scenarios
Primary Course Objectives:

  • Participants will discuss different stages of dementia and age related issues and describe the challenging behaviors often associated with each stage. 
  • Participants will identify potential communication problems stemming from Dementia and/or age related issues as well as de-escalation techniques.
  • Participants will analyze given scenarios and discuss appropriate ways in which to engage.




Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email KLETC or call 620.694.1400 at least three weeks before the first day of the event. Some events may require notice earlier than three weeks and require you contact a specific individual; if so, that information is provided in the event-specific information.



Available sessions