Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Seminar
Saturday: 8:00 am-12:00 pm/ 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
This course is a compendium of the latest research on Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias from a clinical and neuroscience perspective. This course introduces the most common types of dementias and provides an overview of the disease. The course discusses the pathology and types of dementias such as: Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia with Lewy body, frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and vascular dementia. Completion of this seminar provides clinicians with an in-depth review of assessment tools and techniques for early identification, latest research and early detection of disease associated with dementia. Clinicians will review and discuss current literature associated with cognitive, behavioral and psychiatric symptoms such as aggression, agitation, psychosis, depression in order to develop and implement best clinical practices and evidence-based approaches to manage challenging behaviors. This seminar has a critical component for educating patients, families and caregivers seeking assistance, intervention and guidance in dementia care and management.
Course includes an “Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care” manual (valued at $25).
|How Do I Obtain Certification?|
|Step one: Complete the live one day NCCDP Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar by a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia Trainer. This seminar is the required seminar for those pursuing certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP).
Step two: Submit the CDP application for consideration. Participants will receive application and instructions for completion of the CDP application prior to conclusion of this course.
To see if you qualify visit the NCCDP website at www.nccdp.org or just come for the education.
Chapter 1 - Introduction to Dementia: Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment
Chapter 2 - Communication and Feelings
Chapter 3 - Depression and Repetitive Behavior
Chapter 4 - Delusions, Hallucinations, Hoarding and Wandering
Chapter 5 - Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy and Sexuality
Chapter 6 - Personal Care: Pain, Nutrition, Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Falls and Sleep Disorders
Chapter 7 & 8- Activities Review Examples of Therapeutic Activities for Adults
Chapter 9 - Staff and Family Support, Abuse and Neglect Preventions, Stress & Caregiver
Chapter 10 - Culture Competence
Chapter 11 - Spiritual Care and End of Life Issues