Dementia care is too often managed only medically rather than within the context of the patient's relationship with his or her family or caregiver, which can strain all involved. If left untreated, Behavioral Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) can contribute to an increased cost of care, heightened stress to nursing staff and caregivers, and decreased quality of life and meaningful purpose for the patient.
The session will present a dynamic evidence-based review of nonpharmacological interventions for individuals with Dementia and will review common behaviors at each progressive stage with people who have dementia and strategies to reduce these, as well as supportive evidence-based interventions to effectively reduce such behaviors, all through the person centered approach. Consequently the recommended interactive approaches will empower staff and communities to reshape what was once perceived as problems, into a sense of purpose and meaning for their residents. As the residents are assisted with activities of purpose, their quality of life will be enriched.
This seminar-on-demand is 1 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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- Content Description and/or Purpose
- Definition of Sundowner's Syndrome to include:
- Neurophysiological pictutres
- Situational causes
- Behavioral Symptoms
- Dementia related behaviors,including Sundowning:
- causes and triggers
- most common behaviors
- behaviors as communication
- Factors noted to increase disruptive behaviors
- Evidence Based Recommendation
- Progressively Lowered Stress Threshold Model
- Cognitive & Emotion-Oriented Interventions
- Multi-Sensory Interventions
- Agitation Strategies
- Importance of Nonverbal communication
- Challenges in Communication
- Communication Strategies
- Wandering Strategies
- Evidence based strategies for Eating & Improved Consumption for individuals with dementia
- Straegies for Toileting & Continence
- Intervention strategies for Sleep Behavior
- Bathing and Dressing techniques
- Importance of Routines
- Management strategies of Pain Behaviors
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on evidence-based review of nonpharmacological interventions for individuals with Dementia.
- List 3 common causes of disruptive behaviors, for those individuals with dementia.
- Describe 3 different interventions to address disruptive behaviors of those with dementia.
- List 4 example communicatio n strategies found to be effective with individuals with Sundowner behaviors.
- List 4 interdisciplina ry techniques found to be effective with those who show signs of sundowner behaviors.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 1
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist and Nursing
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-on-demand
The course materials are available in our online format.
This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Lisa Milliken is employed by Windsor Rehab and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.