Alzheimer’s disease affects many aspects of an individual’s life. A major change that will occur due to Alzheimer’s disease is the ability to communicate. As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, communication with family members and caregivers becomes increasingly challenging. In this module, you will learn how this disease affects communication skills as well as strategies you can use for verbal and non-verbal communication. You will also learn strategies for communicating with someone who is non-communicative.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.
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This Dementia Training Curriculum has been approved for 1.00 Dementia Training contact hours by Baton Rouge Community College as authorized by the State of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
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This educational offering is approved by the California Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) for full credit as a course relating directly to duties, functions, or responsibilities of the nursing home administrator. Provider # CEP 1701; Course Approval # 1701001-8123. This activity is approved for 1.0000 contact hours.
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Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health, Licensed and Certified Home Health, Personal Assistance Services, Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Training Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of residential care facilities for the elderly.
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This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Effect on Communication A. Changes in Communication B. Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease C. Non-Verbal Communication D. Communication and Pain E. Review F. Summary Section 3: Verbal Communication A. Preparation B. Short Sentences C. Choice D. Statements E. Asking for Help F. Rephrasing G. Tone H. Patience I. What Not to Do J. Review K. Summary Section 4: Non-Verbal Communication A. Behavior as a Form of Communication B. Facial Expressions and Body Language C. Eye Contact D. Gestures E. Touch F. Writing G. Review H. Summary Section 5: Validation Therapy A. Purpose of Validation B. Using Validation Therapy C. A Conversation with Tom D. Review E. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. References D. Congratulations!
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN worked as a critical care nurse in an Intensive Care Unit of a community hospital and that experience provided significant training in caring for older adults. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college as she received her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as Subject Matter Expert and Content Writer for Relias. She is currently developing her medical writing skills through the University of California San Diego's medical writing program. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor
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