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Dementia Intervention: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Evidence-Based Techniques


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

1 Successfully "Stage" a patient to ensure selection of appropriate intervention techniques.
2. Identify the required steps for successful intervention of Spaced Retrieval and practice implementation of that procedure.
3. Practice hands-on with the communication techniques of Validation Therapy, Re- Direction, and Reflective Listening.
4. Generate patient-centered goals and skilled document notes on individually identified patients that meet Medicare guidelines.
5. Identify specific directions for Montessori-Based and Ability-Based intervention techniques and design meaningful therapeutic activities that build upon the patient's spared skills and abilities.
6. Discuss Reminiscence Therapy and the design of individual and group therapy sessions using specific activities, themes, and kits

Target Audience
• Speech-Language Pathologists • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants • Occupational Therapists • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Rehab Managers • Directors of Nursing • Nursing Home Administrators • Registered Nurses • Rehabilitation Nurses • Restorative Nursing Staff • Certified Nursing Assistants • Case Managers • Social Worker

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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Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies to Combat Degenerative Neurological Diseases
The statistics of dementia are staggering with an estimated 6.5 million people living with some form of dementia just in the United States. That figure will skyrocket with the aging baby boomer generation. In fact, researchers estimate that by the year 2050, more than 115 million Americans could be living with a degenerative neurological disease resulting in dementia. With the growing number of cases comes a growing need for skilled care.
More than likely, you have been assigned patients with irreversible dementia who appear to have few, if any, new learning abilities. However, your task is to teach them skills such as locking wheelchair brakes for safety, drinking liquids to prevent dehydration, or increasing independence in toileting skills. As daunting as this task may seem, this seminar prepares you for success with these patients by introducing a multidisciplinary, hands-on approach called Skill Intervention.
This innovative seminar presents how to successfully "stage" a patient to ensure selection of appropriate intervention techniques, as well as 6 evidence-based intervention strategies and 3 communication techniques for various therapists and nurses managing patients in the moderate-to-severe stages of dementia (Stages 4-6). With 40 years of experience working with patients suffering from neuropathology disorders, instructor Jane Yakel, MS, CCC-SLP, provides specific step-by-step instructions, along with a comprehensive discussion of the purpose and reason for all strategies and techniques, to ensure ultimate success when implemented. Ms. Yakel presents an interactive course where attendees work in teams to design and practice evidence-based techniques, strategies, and communication skills needed when working with dementia patients. Attendees leave this dynamic and collaborative seminar with the confidence and skills to develop a structured, systematic, and highly individualized therapy program with the abilities to justify their practice.

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