Caring for a person with dementia requires a special set of skills and knowledge to provide high quality care. In this course, you will learn about dementia. You will also explore the impact of dementia on the family and learn ways to help them manage the challenges dementia can create. The goal of this educational program is to provide non-licensed direct care professionals in any setting with knowledge of the challenges that family members face when their loved one has dementia and ways to cope with those challenges.
Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO2034247
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Relias, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Department of Public Health, Provider # NAC7001.
The certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four (4) years after the course is completed.
This learning activity meets the definition of *** ONLINE *** CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
59A-36.011 Staff Training Requirements. Location: Online
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Dementia, Alzheimer’s Dementia, and the Care Process
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Dementia
Family: Part of the Care Process
Section 3: Emotions and The Grief Process
The Grief Process
Family Struggles in Each Stage
Section 4: Supporting Families
Communication and Care With Each Stage
How to Help Family Cope
Changes for Beth and Her Mom
Tips for Family Members
Helpful Strategies for Collaborating with Family
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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