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Caring for Patients with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

Lists methods to assist patients with memory and communication problems. Lists strategies to assist patients with mood and behavioral problems. Identifies strategies to assist patients with physical and personal hygiene problems. Identifies approaches to mealtime and nutritional health. Identifies strategies for handling exercise, socializing, and other activities. Discusses when and how to consider alternative living arrangements including respite care. Describes the legal and financial concerns that need to be addressed.
$25.00

Hour 1

  1. Introduction
  2. Assisting with Memory and Communications Issues
  3. Assisting with Mood and Behavior Problems

 

Hour 2

  1. Assisting with Mood and Behavior Problems..continued
  2. Handling Mealtimes & Nutrition
  3. Exercising and Socializing

 

Hour 3

  1. Considering Alternative Living Arrangements
  2. Legal and Financial Issues
  3. Conclusion

 

Learning Objectives

    1. List methods to assist patients with memory and communication problems.
    2. List strategies to assist patients with mood and behavioral problems.
    3. Identify strategies to assist patients with physical and personal hygiene problems.
    4. Identify approaches to mealtime and nutritional health.
    5. Identify strategies for handling exercise, socializing, and other activities.
    6. Discuss when and how to consider alternative living arrangements including respite care.
    7. Describe the legal and financial concerns that need to be addressed.
Products specifications
Instructor B. Sternberg, Ph.D.
Contact Hours: 3
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