dementiaDementia and Mental Illness
Caring for Older Adults Series
(2 hours) - Approvals: NAB (NHA/RCAL); PA DPW

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Product Detailed Description
Audience: Owners, operators, and staff of long-term care facilities

  • NAB Approval – #0332013-2.00-10639-DL for 2 clock hours for Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Administrators.
  • Pennsylvania– Approved by PA DPW for Personal Care Home Administrators. Also approved for NHAs.
  • All other states – Check your licensing regulations for your specific requirements. In most states, our courses satisfy administrator/staff continuing education requirements.

Introduction: Caring for a person with dementia can be truly rewarding. However, each day can also present different challenges. Learning about dementia 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.

NAB Approval Information: This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 2 clock hours.

The Long-Term Care Learning Center is a Certified Sponsor of professional continuing education with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and has approved this program for the number of clock hours listed under their sponsor agreement with NAB/NCERS. State licensure boards, however, have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

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