Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia: A Brief Overview for Professional Caregivers

Hours: 1-1.5
Course Number: 0003

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: A Brief Overview for Professional Caregivers is a 1 hour course that provides a general overview of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The course defines and differentiates Alzheimer's disease and dementia and lists common signs, symptoms and behaviors of both. Information is provided on effective behavioral interventions, valuing the person with AD or dementia, and respecting personal choices and uniqueness of the indivdiual. It challenges the caregiver to change their perception of the person diagnosed with AD or dementia in more positive ways. The course ends by identifying environmental and safety issues.

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Course Details

Purpose

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of Alzheimer's disease and dementia and to use this information to improve care and quality of life for those diagnosed with Alzheimer's or a dementia. .

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss valuing the person with AD or dementia
  2. Discuss respecting personal choices and uniqueness
  3. Discuss how the professional caregiver can rethink views about AD or dementia
  4. Discuss common sense, back-to-basics environmental and safety issues and concerns 

Criteria for Successful Completion

To receive continuing education credit for this program, you must complete the entire course, including registration, viewing the video program, taking the post-test and obtaining a score of at least 70% or better, and completing the program evaluation. (Social workers must obtain at least an 80% or better score.) If you do not score a 70% or better, (80% for social workers) you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 70% (80% for social workers) or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.

Certifications

Activity Professionals


1.00 HOURS
This course has been approved for 1 clock hour of continuing education by The National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP). Approval number NCCAP500300-19NT. Effective through 03/15/19.

Administrators


1.00 HOURS
This educational offering has been reviewed by The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. Program approval number: 20190828-1-A47666-DL.

Certified Case Managers


1.00 HOURS
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM board certified case managers. The course is approved for 1 CE contact hour. Activity code: H00033271. Approval Number 180002953.

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist


1.00 HOURS
This course has been approved for 1 clock hour of continuing education by The National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP). Approval number NCCAP500300-19NT is effective through 03/15/2019.

Chaplains


1.00 HOURS
This program may be used for continuing education credit for chaplains certified with Board of Chaplaincy Certification, Inc.

Dialysis Technicians


1.00 HOURS
This continuing nursing education activity is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (#50-13920). Completion of this course fulfills 1 hour of general annual mandatory training for nursing. Do not send certificate to the Florida Board of Nursing. Each state recognizes and accepts continuing education approval from the Florida Board of Nursing except California. Keep this certificate in your records for four (4) years.

Nurses


1.00 HOURS
This continuing nursing education activity is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (#50-13920). Completion of this course fulfills 1 hour of general annual mandatory training for nursing. Do not send certificate to the Florida Board of Nursing. Each state recognizes and accepts continuing education approval from the Florida Board of Nursing except California. Keep this certificate in your records for four (4) years.

Occupational Therapists


1.00 HOURS
Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board, Occupational Therapy Section approved this course for 1 hour of continuing education. Approval number: 160743

Personal Care Home Administrators


1.25 HOURS
This training session is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare, until the approved curriculum changes or approval is withdrawn pursuant to 55 Pa.Code 2600.68(f). PCH Administrators will receive 1.25 hours.

Social Workers


1.00 HOURS
This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Approval number 886546224-0 for 1 hour of continuing education contact hours.

Speech Pathologists


1.00 HOURS
This course has been approved by the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 1.00 total continuing education hours. This approval is effective until 12/31/18.