Dementia Care: Normal Aging vs. Dementia/Alzheimers

 

Normal aging is not a disease and does not always result in dementia. Therefore, when caring for older adults, healthcare workers need to be able to determine what is normal aging and what is dementia. In this course, the learner will learn about the differences between normal aging and dementia as well as the various stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

$20.00

Hours: 0.50
REL-SRC-0-DCNAD

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-DCNAD
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Explain the differences between normal aging and dementia.
List the four lobes of the brain and identify the functions of each.
Recognize the warning signs and symptoms of each stage of Alzheimer's disease.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Normal Aging or Dementia? A. Four Lobes of the Brain B. What is Dementia? C. What is Alzheimer’s Disease? D. Other Causes of Dementia E. Is it Dementia? F. Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease G. Early Stage H. Meet Mr. Jones I. Meet Mr. Hill J. Middle Stage K. Late Stage L. Terminal Stage M. What Can You Do? N. Review Section 3: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations

Staff Writer: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Director of Nursing Services – Certified, and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the manager of curriculum design for post-acute care for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules for the post-acute care industry. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI). Disclosure: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level General Staff; in the following settings: Hospice, Assisted Living, Home Health, Residential Care, Acute Care Facility, Long-term Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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