Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias – Advanced Training Topics
90 minutes each session
Select one or more advanced training topics to improve the knowledge and care practices of your professional healthcare staff.
- Promoting resident rights, independence, individuality and choice for persons with early through late stages of dementia
- Resident rights and self determination for persons impacted by dementia
- Ability centered care approaches – facilitate the persons optimal function at every stage of dementia using their life stories and preferences
- Activities: Select and demonstrate meaningful activities for persons experiencing early to late stages of dementia
- How to assess neurocognitive changes and decline
- Overcoming challenges with bathing/showering: Build new and helpful techniques to overcome resistance to hygiene
- Overcoming challenges with oral hygiene and dental care
- Pleasurable dining and nutrition: Review how eating and nutrition change over time, and learn strategies to support pleasure and dignity during dining
- When the person with memory loss denies pain… How should you respond? Recognize verbal and non-verbal pain cues in persons with early to late stages of dementia and appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches
- Care for the LGBTQ adult with and without dementia: Increase your sensitivity and awareness of the unique needs of this vulnerable population
- Dying Matters: Review advance planning strategies to honor a person’s end-of-life wishes including the POLST form (Provider Options for Life Sustaining Treatment).
Programs offered in Chicago and Cook County
Call today 773-704-1834 to discuss more package information or related out of state programs.