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DEMENTIA

MEM502 - Dementia Training: Communication (1.0 HR)

 

Purpose: All staff working in the long term care setting will increase their knowledge and skills in caring for persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. Objectives: 1. Describe how AD affects communication skills; 2. Discuss strategies and guidelines for verbal communication; 3. Explain strategies and guidelines for nonverbal communication; 4. Describe validation therapy and its usefulness in communicating with residents with AD; 5. Discuss and execute strategies for communicating with residents who are non-communicative or non-responsive. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 1.0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 1.0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.