Older adults with dementia lose many abilities and memories. However, through music and art, they can often still connect with their pasts and with the people around them. This course discusses how to use music and art to connect with the people you care for. It also discusses how music and art support the mental and emotional well-being of older adults with dementia. The goal of this course is to educate direct care workers and activity professionals in post-acute care settings on the use of music and art therapy to meet the psychological needs of individuals with dementia.
Texas HHSC has determined that Relias' submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health, Licensed and Certified Home Health, Personal Assistance Services, Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 0.5000 contact hours.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Psychological Needs
What Do People with Dementia Need?
How Music and Art Can Help
Music Intervention Ideas
Choosing Appropriate Music
Setting Up the Music Environment
Art Intervention Ideas
Art Safety Considerations and Guidelines
Guidelines for Viewing Art
Photo Viewing Ideas
Section 3: Conclusion
Annette Brownlee, BSN, RN is an SME Writer for the Post-Acute Care team. She has a Bachelor of Arts in advertising from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Northern Colorado. Annette has worked in skilled nursing and home health. Her most recent experience includes being a Staff Development Coordinator and Infection Preventionist.
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