Louisiana Dementia Training: NF-4B

Louisiana Dementia Training: NF-4B 

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative neurological disease that destroys a person’s memory and ability to function independently over time. It also makes communication with family members and caregivers increasingly challenging. As a caregiver, you will likely provide care to persons with Alzheimer’s disease and as such need to be knowledgeable about the disease process and care strategies. Your ultimate goal is improving quality of life.

In part 1 of this course, you will learn about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, the effects of it has on the brain, and the 3 main stages.

In part 2, you will learn strategies for person-centered care.

In part 3, 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.

In part 4, you will apply communication techniques to prevent and manage behaviors in persons with dementia.



$40.00

Hours: 4.00
REL-PAC-0-LADTNF4B

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

State of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

4.0 HOURS


This Dementia Training Curriculum has been approved for 4.00 Dementia Training contact hours by Baton Rouge Community College as authorized by the State of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-LADTNF4B
Hours: 4
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Differentiate between normal aging, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Identify other conditions that may result in symptoms similar to those of Alzheimer’s disease.
Explain how Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain.
Describe the risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Differentiate between the stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Describe the challenges for caregivers in each stage of Alzheimer’s disease.
Establish the difference between normal aging, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Recognize the ways Alzheimer’s disease alters abilities and behaviors.
Design person-centered care strategies for someone with Alzheimer’s disease.
Explain how Alzheimer’s disease affects communication skills.
Identify strategies and guidelines for communicating both verbally and non-verbally with those with Alzheimer’s disease.
Define validation therapy and state its usefulness when communicating with those who have Alzheimer’s disease.
Recognize the impact dementia has on the communication process.
Interpret what a person with dementia is trying to communicate through their behaviors.
Use communication techniques to prevent behaviors in persons with dementia.

Outline:

Part 1: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders: An Overview



Section 1: Introduction



A.         About This Course



B.         Learning Objectives



Section 2: Normal Aging, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease



A.         Alzheimer’s Disease vs. Normal Aging



B.         Dementia



C.        Irreversible Causes of Dementia



D.        Reversible Causes of Dementia



E.         Review



F.         Summary



Section 3: Understanding the Brain



A.         Neuron Communication



B.         Lost Messages



C.        The Brain



D.        Hippocampus



E.         Temporal Lobe



F.         Frontal Lobe



G.        Occipital Lobe



H.        Parietal Lobe



I.          Review



J.         Summary



Section 4: Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease



A.         Risk Factors



B.         Signs and Symptoms



C.        Diagnosis



D.        Treatment



E.         Research Update



F.         Review



G.        Summary



Section 5: Stages



A.         A Progressive Disease



B.         Early Stage



C.        Middle Stage



D.        Late Stage



E.         Review



F.         Summary



Section 6: Conclusion



A.         Summary



B.         Course Contributor



C.        Resources



D.        References



E.         Congratulations!



 



Part 2: Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia



Section 1: Introduction



A.         About This Course



B.         Learning Objectives



Section 2: Alzheimer’s Disease



A.         Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease



B.         Alzheimer’s Disease vs. Dementia



C.        Causes of Dementia



D.        Alzheimer’s Disease vs. Normal Aging



E.         Risk Factors



F.         Alzheimer’s Disease Progression



G.        Review



H.        Summary



Section 3: Behaviors and Functional Ability Changes



A.         The Brain



B.         Hippocampus



C.        Temporal Lobe



D.        Frontal Lobe



E.         Occipital Lobe



F.         Parietal Lobe



G.        Aggression and Agitation



H.        Repetition and Wandering



I.          Delusions and Hallucinations



J.         Confusion



K.         Depression



L.         Sleep Disorders



M.        Changes in Ability



N.        Review



O.        Summary



Section 4: Strategies for Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease



A.         Person-Centered Care



B.         Communication



C.        Early Stage



D.        Middle Stage



E.         Late Stage



F.         Psychosocial Needs



G.        Review



H.        Summary



Section 5: Conclusion



A.         Summary



B.         Course Contributor



C.        Resources



D.        References



E.         Congratulations!



 



Part 3: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders: Communication



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.   &nbs

Instructor: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Kellerman MSN, RN started in nursing in 2007 after graduating from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. While working in a critical care unit at Sutter Mills-Peninsula Hospital she earned her CCRN and TNCC. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college while working to receive 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. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. 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, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Wound Care Certified. 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 Director of Curriculum Design & Research for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules across the healthcare continuum. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, leadership, management, 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, CDP, WCC 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: Intermediate level General Staff; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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