DSHS – Dementia, Level 1: Dementia Capable Caregiving [LTC-20200221]

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Max Contact Hours Awarded: 8
Max Pharmacotherapeutic Hours Awarded: 0

Program Description

Discover how different types of dementia affect the elderly within the long-term care population.  You will learn how to communicate effectively with dementia clients and their families, gain tools to recognize the signs/symptoms of dementia and delirium, how to respond effectively to challenging behaviors, and issues surrounding activities of daily living. You will be required to pass a written examination.

This program meets the 2018 Washington State DSHS-approved mandatory “Dementia Specialty Training” requirement for your caregiving Health Services/ Nursing staff members.

February 21, 2020
9:00 am – 6:30 pm

Location: Acute Care Education Opens in new window or tab, Vancouver, WA

Who Should Attend?

All Health Services/ Nursing caregiving staff (RN, LPN, Med Aides, Caregivers, CNA, HCA, NAR and others) in long term care settings.

Program Outline

  • Introduction to Dementia & Hallucinations and Delusions
  • Setting the Tone & Working with Families
  • Sexuality and Intimacy & Medications, Treatments and Therapies
  • Activities of Daily Living & Trauma Informed Care
  • Communication with People who have Dementia
  • Approaching Challenging Behaviors
  • Tips for Dealing with Specific Challenging Behaviors


Speaker:  Dusty Ahrens, RN

EMPLOYERS: You may register up to 6 staff at one time by using this link.

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Registration includes: Attendance at program, program handout, coffee, tea, water, continental breakfast, and snacks. Wi-fi is available in the conference center.

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