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