Course Code: REL-PAC-0-ERCC-R1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2024
Understand the importance of surroundings to the person with a disease that causes dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Provide a consistent environment for the safety and well-being of the person with dementia.
Understand which activities are appropriate for the person with dementia.
Utilize recommendations from the Alzheimer's Association for a positive, nurturing environment.
Identify risks for falls and use techniques to prevent falls/injuries in people with dementia.
Environment IS important Surroundings are important How senses impact Sensory Input Consistent Environment Sticking to a Schedule Boring to You - Beneficial to Someone Wary of Unfamiliar Places Common Areas Individual Rooms General Atmosphere Help Lower Distress
Sharon K. Brothers, MSW
Sharon Brothers, MSW, has an advanced degree in social work and over 30 years' experience as an owner, operator and educator in senior care. She has been a developer, owner and operator of dementia care assisted living communities and has deep expertise as an educator for all levels of staff within the care profession. Sharon is currently the founder and CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education and is a national speaker and advocate for quality education within senior care.
Disclosure: Sharon K. Brothers, MSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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