Dementia is a common chronic condition affecting older adults. Some individuals with dementia experience behaviors such as restlessness, wandering, agitation, physical aggression, and shouting. This course discusses how to prevent and manage these types of behaviors. It also discusses factors affecting the behaviors of individuals with dementia. Without knowledge of dementia and management of dementia-related behaviors, the quality of life of individuals with dementia declines.
The goal of this course is to educate direct care workers in post-acute care settings on identifying and managing challenging behaviors in older adults with dementia.
59A-36.011 Staff Training Requirements. Location: Online
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Dementia
Section 3: Strategies to Manage Behaviors
Section 4: Conclusion
Bobbi started her nursing career as a CNA in long term care and developed a passion for the geriatric population. She obtained her LPN certificate in 1997 from South Central Area Vocational Technical School in Missouri. Continuing her education, she earned her Associate degree in nursing in 2007 from Texas County Technical Institute in Missouri then obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2013. Bobbi has over 24 years clinical and managerial experience in the skilled nursing industry.Disclosure: Bobbi Whittington, RN, BSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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