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Mastering the Art of Dementia Care (5-CEUS)  - "Instant Access"

Mastering the Art of Dementia Care (5-CEUS) - "Instant Access"

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course provides students with a thorough understanding of how Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias affect the brain, how dementia-related brain degeneration affects the way an individual experiences the world, and helps students develop practical, hands-on skills for effectively communicating with persons living with dementia and caring for them. Residents with dementia affect staff, other residents, families, etc.   This course will discuss working with and dealing with sexuality and dementia.  This course will help all involved to be handle the challenges that come with caring for someone with dementia. The course is filled with engaging, real-world examples and case studies.

As a result of this presentation the participant will be able to...

• Explain the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
• Understand the Theory of Retro-genesis and the Global Deterioration Scale
• Describe the stages of Alzheimer’s disease
• Explain variations in how different types of dementia affect the brain and discuss how those differences impact care partnering decisions.
• Be able to explain and demonstrate a wide variety of techniques and approaches the enhance communication with persons living with dementia.
• Understand and explain why an accurate diagnosis early in the disease process is important.
• Understand how sexuality is still a factor with residents with dementia.  Tips and tools for helping caregivers and family member work through sexuality and dementia.
• Recognize how the physical environment affects the behavior of persons living with dementia.• Have the skills and techniques that will allow them to creatively develop new approaches for individual people living with dementia.
• Recognize how the physical environment affects the behavior of persons living with dementia.


A MIND FOR ALL SEASONS IS THE SPONSOR OF THIS COURSE I HOPE YOU WILL LEARN MORE BY GOING TO: http://amindforallseasons.com/

A Mind for All Seasons, LLC was founded by Eric Collett, a licensed assisted living administrator who has been working with seniors living with dementia and their families for over sixteen years.  Prior to starting his own company, Eric spent almost seven years as the Executive Director of a memory care community where he developed innovative approaches to person-centered care that made a significant difference in how persons living with dementia experience the world.  Eric has served on the board of the Idaho Healthcare Association and as chairman of Alzheimer’s Idaho, a 501(c)(3).

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