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Dementia Management: Advanced Skills for the Health Care Practitioner


Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language / Social Work
Contact Hours:   6
Registration Fee:   $199

1. Discuss the etiology of dementia and stages of progression.
2. Identify key areas for managing dementia, including ADLs, challenging behaviors, balance, strength and fall prevention.
3. Devise care plans that ensure quality and continuity of care.
4. Preform and document assessment and evaluation measures to help support evidence-based practice.
5. Utilize effective screening tools and staff development strategies.
6. Examine the Cognitive Disability Frame of Reference, Information Processing Model and other psychosocial models that can be used in care planning.

Target Audience
• Occupational Therapists • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Speech-Language Pathologists • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants • Social Workers • Activity Professionals • Administrators • Registered Nurses • Nursing Assistants • Psychologists • Dietary Managers

Confirmation Notes
Receive unlimited access from the time of purchase through completion and submission of the online exam. Once the exam is taken the seminar will be available for 30 days before course access expires.
By purchasing a distance learning product for continuing education, you agree that you will solely participate and complete this distance learning product

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Dementia Patients
As our world's population ages, the incidence of dementia and other dementing illnesses continues to grow. It is important, as more health care facilities create dementia-specific programming, that practitioners learn about the disease process and special considerations for care and treatment planning. By improving the quality of care given to clients with dementia, providers can recognize predictors of cognitive transitions, prevent challenging behaviors, and successfully intervene at key points of cognitive decline. With the mandate to decrease physical and chemical restraints, practitioners must learn alternate interventions to help clients keep themselves and others from harm. Due to the large demands of OBRA guidelines, most care has had to focus strictly on personal hygiene and nutritional intake. Clients and their family members need activity intervention, social support, and programming and measurement of not only cognition, but also cognitive performance. With growing demands to utilize evidence-based practice, health care professionals also have a responsibility to employ tools and measures to gauge the client's level of dementia, cognitive performance, and independent living skills.
This one-day seminar provides tools for effective assessment and therapeutic intervention with the dementia patient. Participants will learn to evaluate cognition and cognitive performance and utilize effective strategies to enhance independence, function, cooperation, and behaviors for the client with dementia. You will acquire new skills to enhance long-term care planning and help patients and families prepare for disease progression and future transitions in cognition. The skills and strategies taught in this seminar can be implemented into practice the very next day to provide better care and achieve better results with dementia patients.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM