Dementia is a common condition that you will likely encounter in the assisted living setting. You must understand how dementia may affect your residents and their loved ones so that you will be ready to help them. In this course, you will learn to define dementia and its causes. You will also learn about the stages of dementia and the behaviors that you are likely to see. This course explores the effect dementia can have on your residents and their loved ones. It will also offer guidance for how you can help residents achieve their highest potential with daily activities by using person-centered care.
59A-36.011 Staff Training Requirements. Location: Online
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Dementia
What is Dementia?
Causes of Dementia
Dementia Versus Normal Aging
Section 3: Stages and Behaviors
Sleep and Sundowning
Section 4: Loved Ones and Person-Centered Care
Support for Loved Ones
The BIG “Don’ts”
General Tips for Undesired Behaviors
Tips for Managing Specific Behaviors
The Environment and Dementia-Driven Behavior
Section 5: Conclusion
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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