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Complete Alzheimer's Disease / Dementia Training Package (ALZ00)

Price: $120 (Includes all nine courses)
Approved for: CA RCFE, CA NHA, CNA, and BRN
Approved by: CDSS and NAB (NCERS)

Description:
This is your best value! By selecting this option gives you access to all 9 Alzheimer's Disease / Dementia Courses for the low price of $120. That is over 12 hours of continuing education!

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Course 1: Overview of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease (ALZ01)

Approved for: CA RCFE, CA NHA, CNA, and BRN
Approved by: CDSS and NAB (NCERS)
Continuing Education Hours: 2
Price: $20

Course Description:
In this course we will examine Alzheimer's disease and other dementia; such as Parkinson's disease, Lewy bodies, and Vascular dementia. We will describe the normal aging process as well as signs of cognitive decline. In this course we will discuss the disease process; signs and symptoms; stages of the disease; and treatment options for Alzheimer's disease.

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Course 2: Communication, Caring for Persons with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease (ALZ02)

Approved for: CA RCFE, CA NHA, CNA, and BRN
Approved by: CDSS and NAB (NCERS)
Continuing Education Hours: 1
Price: $20

Course Description:
Communication is vital in each person's daily life. As a person develops Alzheimer's disease or other dementia it becomes more difficult to communicate. In this course the reader will discover that people with dementia not only struggle with expressing thoughts and emotions, but also have more trouble with understanding others. We will identify both verbal and non-verbal strategies for successful communication in this course.

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Course 3: Working with Families, Caring for Persons with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease (ALZ03)

Approved for: CA RCFE, CA NHA, CNA, and BRN
Approved by: CDSS and NAB (NCERS)
Continuing Education Hours: 1
Price: $20

Course Description:
In this course we will address the issues and emotions families of persons with dementia may encounter during the course of the disease. We will also discuss strategies to create a positive relationship between the relationship of the family and the person with dementia. In this course we will identify what families want from a care provider and the signs that the family needs help.

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Course 4: Managing Difficult Behaviors, Caring for Persons with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease (ALZ04)

Approved for: CA RCFE, CA NHA, CNA, and BRN
Approved by: CDSS and NAB (NCERS)
Continuing Education Hours: 1
Price: $20

Course Description:
In this course we will discuss the causes behind difficult behaviors as well as identify specific behaviors displayed by persons with Alzheimer's disease. In this course the reader will learn the 3-step approach to managing difficult behaviors along with positive reinforcement. We will discuss tips for coping with both difficult behaviors and stress.

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Course 5: Personal Care & Special Needs, Caring for Persons with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease (ALZ05)

Approved for: CA RCFE, CA NHA, CNA, and BRN
Approved by: CDSS and NAB (NCERS)
Continuing Education Hours: 1
Price: $20

Course Description:
A person with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia will have needs for assistance in personal care and special needs. In this course we will discuss the role of the caregiver, excess disability, and factors affecting the performance of activities of daily living for persons with Alzheimer's disease. We will also identify specific personal care needs such as dressing, eating, bathing, and incontinence.

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Course 6: Activities, Caring for Persons with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease (ALZ06)

Approved for: CA RCFE, CA NHA, CNA, and BRN
Approved by: CDSS and NAB (NCERS)
Continuing Education Hours: 1
Price: $20

Course Description:
As Alzheimer's disease progresses, daily activities for persons with the disease may change and limit his or her concentration and cause difficulties in following directions. In this course we will discuss the challenges of simple activities among persons with Alzheimer's disease. We will address why it is important to involve the person with dementia in activities and identify successful activities for people with memory loss.

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Course 7: Elder Abuse Reporting Laws, Caring for Persons with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease (ALZ07)

Approved for: CA RCFE, CA NHA, CNA, and BRN
Approved by: CDSS and NAB (NCERS)
Continuing Education Hours: 1
Price: $20

Course Description:
Unfortunately older adults with dementia are at risk to abuse by those close to them such as family and care providers. In this course we will describe what elder abuse is and what typically causes elder abuse. We will also identify how to report elder abuse. In this course we will recognize both penalties and protections against elder abuse.

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Course 8: Medications for Behavioral Problems in Dementia, Caring for Persons with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease (ALZ08)

Approved for: CA RCFE, CA NHA, CNA, and BRN
Approved by: CDSS and NAB (NCERS)
Continuing Education Hours: 3
Price: $30

Course Description:
This course focuses on the realm of behavior. Specifically it will look at the role of medication interventions in treating the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. Throughout the following course, the reader’s attention will be drawn to Important Points represented by the checkmark. Individual case studies will be presented at the end of each section to help the reader become acquainted with the use of these medications. The medications referenced in this course are referenced by both the generic and trademark name.

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Course 9: The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care – Developing the "Knack" of Quality Care (ALZ09)

Approved for: CA RCFE, CA NHA, CNA, and BRN
Approved by: CDSS and NAB (NCERS)
Continuing Education Hours: 1
Price: $20

Course Description:
In this course we will define the Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's care along with ways to develop what is known as the "knack" of quality care. We will discuss the importance of having empathy and how it should be applied in staff training. In this course we will demonstrate how to use Life Story for success and address ways to start your own Best Friends program.

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Educational Materials

The Alzheimer's Association offers dozens of fact sheets and brochures.
Click here for an alphabetical listing.

We also maintain a variety of educational materials (brochures, videos, audiotapes, and books) on topics related to Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Our chapter publishes several guidebooks for those affected by Alzheimer's disease, such as How to Hire and Train Help in the Home, Working with Your Doctor, Caregiver Resource Directory, and Dear Gail. For information about our library and publications, call us at (800) 272-3900.