NHA103 - Admin: Dementia Training for Administrators (4.5 HR)
All staff working in the long term care setting will increase their knowledge and skills in caring for persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder.
Purpose:All staff working in the long term care setting will increase their knowledge and skills in caring for persons diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder.
- Describe Alzheimer's Disease (AD), how the brain works and how it is affected by AD;
- Discuss how memory loss from AD and other related disorders differs from normal aging;
- Explain neurological diseases or conditions that can cause irreversible dementia and other conditions or disorders that may result in symptoms that mimic AD;
- Describe stages of Alzheimer's disease and related symptoms and behaviors;
- Discuss how AD is diagnosed, the causes, cures, and research;
- Describe communication strategies used with Alzheimer’s patients;
- Discuss philosophy of care;
- Describe common staff and family issues encountered when caring for Alzheimer’s patients;
- Explain techniques used for activities of daily living;
- Describe activities suitable for the Alzheimer’s patient;
- Discuss the ethical dilemmas caregivers face when caring for Alzheimer’s patients.
Continuing Education Credit: 4.5 clock hours - National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).