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Dementia Diagnosis and Treatment: An Overview

Dementia Diagnosis and Treatment: An Overview

Dementia Diagnosis and Treatment: An Overview

Chris Wolf
Chris Wolf
on behalf of Pedagogy Incorporated

$55.00 $ 55.00 $ 55.00

$55.00 $ 55.00 $ 55.00

$ 55.00 $ 55.00 $ 55.00
$ 55.00 $ 55.00 $ 55.00
Normal Price: $55.00 $55.00

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Launch date: 25 Sep 2017
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Last updated: 06 Feb 2018

Reference: 184834

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Description

Every 68 seconds another American develops Alzheimer's disease. Education and training in dementia care for health care staff has been identified as a priority by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease (NPAAD) developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has set as a goal enhanced care quality and efficiency for the Alzheimer’s and dementia population. High-quality care should be provided from the point of diagnosis onward in settings including doctor’s offices, hospitals, people’s homes and nursing homes. Care quality should be measured accurately and coupled with quality improvement tools. This instructional course has been designed for nurses, activity therapists, nursing assistants and other healthcare staff who are or may be caring for patients with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Knowledge of dementia is critical for providing the specialized care that this disease requires. Therefore, education related specifically to the various dementias is critical for effective care for this population.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1.Define dementia and describe three stages of dementia.
2.Identify two reversible and nonreversible causes of dementia.
3.Describe the typical procedures for diagnosing dementia.
4.Describe two types of nonpharmacological interventions for dementia.
5.Identify two medications for dementia and one potential side effect.
6.Describe how to prevent assaultive behavior.
7.Describe why antidepressant medication and falls is a concern.
8.Identify two strategies to help prevent Sundown Syndrome
9.List two methods for helping families cope with dementia.
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Chris Wolf
on behalf of Pedagogy Incorporated

Dr. Chris Wolf is a clinical and neuropsychologist who is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Georgia. He is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology and also Behavioral Health Practice. He is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Dr. Wolf has been a Clinical Neuropsychologist with the Department of the Army since 2009. He diagnoses and treats active duty soldiers returning from combat who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 5.50 Hours
  • Georgia Board of Nursing
  • 5.50 Hours

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