Managing Dementia-Related Behaviors

Hours: 1.00
Course Number: 0144
Course Date: 08/25/2016

Managing Dementia-Related Behaviors is a 1-hour continuing education course that focuses on effective nonpharmacological interventions for dementia-related behaviors. It stresses the importance of beginning with psychosocial methods of improving behaviors and the resident's quality of life. The course also examines how to accurately identify common dementia-related behaviors and intervene using behavioral and cognitive based interventions and not solely the use of psychiatric medications.

Because the interdisciplinary team constructs care goals and the resident's plan of care, social workers, nurses and other healthcare professionals can benefit from the information in this course. 

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Learning Objectives

  1. Explain how to identify behaviors
  2. Review common dementia-related behaviors
  3. List nonpharmacological interventions for dementia-related behaviors

Course Outline

1. Explain how to identify behaviors
    a. Definitions of behaviors
    b. Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health
    c. 3 Steps to Identify Behaviors
2. Review common dementia-related behaviors
    a. Agitation, Anxiety and Stress
    b. Aggression and Anger
    c. Confusion
    d. Repetition
    a. Suspicion, Paranoia and Hallucinations
    b. Wandering and Rummaging 
    c. Sleep Problems
    d. Eating Problems 
3. List nonpharmacological interventions for dementia-related behaviors
    a. Goals of Nonpharmacological Interventions
    b. Behavior Management: 5 Components for each behavior identified above

Instructor: Dr. James Collins, PhD

Jim Collins, PhD, Gerontologist, has provided training, education and consultation to the senior care industry for over 30 years and has experience in skilled nursing, assisted living, home health and has been Executive Director for a hospice agency. He also has decades of experience in geropsychiatry, aging and mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders. He has written two books and is a speaker, including KeyNote for health care and assisted living association conferences around the country.

Target Audience

Beginner level Social Workers in senior care.

Course Delivery Method and Format

Asynchronous recorded video-based activity.

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. If you do not score a 70% or better, you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 70% or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.


Social Workers

1.00 HOURS
Collins Learning, #1781, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Collins Learning maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/27/2022 – 01/27/2026. Social workers completing this course receive one (1) continuing education credits.
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