Program Objectives

After the conclusion of the Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Seminar the attendee should be able to

  • Describe dementia diseases; reversible and non-reversible causes, diagnostic process, and pharmacological treatments of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia diseases 
  • Best skills of communication tools to apply with patients living with Cognitive Decline/Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Identify the feelings behind behaviors displayed as communication by patients living with Cognitive Decline/Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Describe delusions, hallucinations, depression, and delirium as they relate to the patient living with Cognitive Decline/Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Explain the signs and treatments for wandering, hoarding, pain, as it relates to a patient living with Cognitive Decline/Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Discuss sexuality and intimacy in population of aging with Cognitive Decline/Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Know how to address aggressive behaviors; and the prevention of catastrophic reactions with a patients of Cognitive Decline/Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Describe the functional loss of self-care (bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, nutrition) for the patient living with Cognitive Decline/Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Demonstrate creating successful, purposeful, and engaging daily activities for a patient living with Cognitive Decline/Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Identify a positive  physical environment in a clinical setting and how that relates to the patient living with a neurocognitive dementia disease
  • Identify practices of counseling the patient living  with Cognitive Decline/Alzheimer’s Disease ; as well as, the family
  • Recognize characteristics of caregiver stress and burnout and discuss treatment
  • Assess abuse and neglect as it relates to the patient living with Cognitive Decline/Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Explain cultural competency as it relates to the patient living with Cognitive Decline/Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Discuss end of life care options  (Hospice v. Palliative)