Dementia, Level 1: Dementia Capable Caregiving

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


“Terri was very enthusiastic and included the class [in discussion]. She used videos and visual representation.”

“I found that being able to collaborate with each person’s experience to be helpful.”

“It gave me a wonderful understanding of the process and how my clients are living.”


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.

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

Contact Hours:  8.0

Speaker:  Rita T. (“Terri”) Brandley, MHPE, BSN, RN, CCM

If you are an employer who needs to register more than one employee for this program, please fill out our group registration form.

Employer Registration – Location: Vancouver, WA


Additional Information

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

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