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HSC 183 - CCDI-Dementia Illness Training

Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This 15-hour course has been developed to meet the training requirements for Intermediate Care Facilities by providing basic knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic dementia illnesses. Emphasis is on the physical and psychological changes that take place in the Alzheimer’s patient and the importance of appropriate communication. Explanation of the stages of Alzheimer’s disease and appropriate interventions will be introduced.
Competencies
  1. Describe Alzheimer’s disease
    1. Describe characteristics of Alzheimer?s disease
    2. List the stages of Alzheimer’s disease
    3. Discuss criteria used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease
  2. Discuss methods of assessment for Alzheimer?s patient
    1. Describe current assessment tools
    2. Use the Global Deterioration Scale
    3. Use the Mini Mental Status Exam
  3. Discuss challenging behaviors of the Alzheimer?s patient
    1. Describe therapeutic interventions
    2. List the ten absolutes when communicating with an Alzheimer’s patient
    3. Prepare scenarios depicting challenging behaviors
  4. Discuss nutritional needs of the Alzheimer?s patient
    1. Discuss physiological/medical concerns
    2. Discuss environmental issues
    3. Discuss cognitive/psychological concerns
  5. Describe appropriate activities for the Alzheimer’s patient
    1. Assess appropriateness for an activity
    2. List five activities to use for an Alzheimer’s patient
    3. Plan an activity for an Alzheimer’s patient
  6. Describe ways to avoid caregiver burnout
    1. List activities the caregiver can do to decrease stress
    2. Plan an activity/game for a care giver
    3. Discuss outside resources available to the caregiver



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