dementiaMaryland: Cognitive Impairment & Mental Illness
Assisted Living Managers and Staff
(2 hours) - Approvals: MD OHCQ

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Product Detailed Description
Audience: Owners, operators, and staff of Maryland Assisted Living Facilities

  • Maryland– Approved by OHCQ toward YEARLY staff and manager 2 hour refresher training in cognitive impairment and mental illness; Not part of 20 hour or 80 hour manager course.

Introduction: Caring for a person with a cognitive impairment or mental illness can be truly rewarding. However, each day can also present different challenges. Learning about cognitive impairment & Mental illness can help you understand and better cope with these challenges.

The purpose of this program is to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and tools you need to better care for residents with dementia and other mental illnesses.
Objectives: At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Define dementia and mental illness;
  • List the most common causes and symptoms of dementia and mental illness;
  • Describe techniques for communicating with residents;
  • Describe how to handle difficult resident behaviors; and
  • Describe how to manage caregiver stress.

Course Topics: In this program, you will learn about:
  • Understanding Dementia
  • Causes of Dementia
  • Other Types of Mental Illness
  • Communication Challenges
  • Handling Difficult Behavior
  • Managing Caregiver Stress

Course Authors: This course was written by Susan S. Harrington, MS, PE and Claire C. Cole, RN, C. The curriculum was reviewed by Dr. James P. Richardson, Chief of Geriatric Medicine, St.Agnes Hospital.


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