Set yourself apart from other Health Care Providers with Coping Dementia Training.

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Set yourself apart from other Health Care Providers with Coping Dementia Training.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Training

This 8 hour seminar provides a broad overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia in relation to understanding and managing behaviors. Healthcare providers are eligible to take the path to certification as a CDP – Certified Dementia Practitioner – through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. To see if you qualify, please visit www.nccdp.org or ncdp.org/iccdp.

This training workshop is also approved for 7 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) by the NC Department of Health and Human Services in assisted living facilities and National Certification Council of Activity Professionals. Nursing can receive 7 CEU’s are available through a third provider for a nominal fee, directions are located in the back of the student Notebook.

But most importantly, come for the education! Through better understanding of the disease itself, caregivers are able to provide compassion in their care and manage stress associated with caring for a person who has dementia. The caregiver’s knowledge and behavioral interventions will improve the quality of life for the person with dementia.

Knowing how to properly care for a person or a loved one affected by dementia will provide personal satisfaction in making someone’s life better.

Who Should Attend This Seminar?

All health care professionals and frontline staff who work in all aspects of the healthcare industry will benefit from dementia care training. Home Health Aides, Nurses, Physical Therapists and Ocupational Therapists, Activities Therapists, Administrators, and Social Workers all benefit. Family members and significant others would gain a general overview with behavioral interventions.

Requirements to Attend

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Employment in health care position for at least 3 years

Education Modules Include:

  • Diagnosis
  • Prognosis
  • Treatment
  • Communication
  • Feelings
  • Depression
  • Repetitive Behavior
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Wandering
  • Hoarding
  • Aggressive Behaviors
  • Catastrophic Reactions
  • Intimacy and Sexuality
  • Personal Care
  • Pain
  • Nutrition
  • Activities
  • Environment
  • Staff and Family Support
  • Diversity and Cultural Competence
  • Spiritual Care
  • End of Life

Customized Group Presentations

Customized presentations are available for any group who is interested in learning more about coping with dementia. Groups include church members, clergy, police, first responders or anyone with a desire to learn more about caring for individuals affected by dementia or Alzheimer's.

  • Minimum of five with a maximum of 20 persons.
  • The cost will be determined by the content and duration of presentation.
  • Content can be the same as for individuals or to address groups specific concerns.
  • Call 336-391-3144 for a custom quote.

The Course Goals and Objectives Are:

  • To provide fundamental education on dementia and dementia care
  • To enhance the quality of life of dementia patients through educating care providers
  • Foster sensitivity and respect for the dementia client
  • To teach communication techniques
  • To provide sensitive approaches for assisting patients with activities of daily living
  • Identify common causes of aggression, repetitive and sundowning behaviors in older adults
  • Describe behaviors/care interventions that may be used to prevent, reduce or eliminate difficult care situations
  • Describe challenges related to caregiver stress and utilize stress reduction techniques
  • Learn alternative activity interventions that are success oriented and failure free
  • Learn how to develop a Wandering Preparedness Team
  • Address issues of sexuality and the dementia patient
  • Address end-of-life care

Get started on your training by registering today.

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