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Dementia Care Courses

  1. Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia's

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course is designed for the participant to learn in greater detail about each of the diseases that can cause dementia. Specifically, we will discuss the following diseases: Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body disease, Vascular dementia, Frontotemporal dementia (also known as Pick’s disease, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), and Huntington’s disease. AIDS Dementia Complex (ADC).

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Leading Cause of Dementia in Older Adults
    • Diseases That Cause Dementia
    $19.99
  2. Ethics and the Care of Persons Living with Dementia

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with ethical principles related to caring for persons living with dementia. Information about the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, justice, and non-maleficence is presented. The course engages the learner in distinguishing how to apply these principles in the care setting.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Ethical Principles Related to Caring for Persons Struggling with Dementia
    • Different Ways to Apply Ethical Principles
    $19.99
  3. Introduction to Person-Centered Care in the Assisted Living

    This purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with basic information concerning person-centered care as it relates to implementation in the care setting. The history of long-term care, including important legislation that shaped the industry, will be examined. Factors resulting in growth of long-term care and the emergence of evidence-based and person-centered care models will be considered. Medical and institutional models of care will be compared with person-centered care while the structural elements of the person-centered care culture will be explored. Learners will be able to identify important principles of person-centered care that promote deep and lasting change within organizations where person-centered care is implemented.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Fundamental Principles of Person-Centered Care
    • Basic Elements of the Person-Centered Care Model
    $19.99
  4. Promoting Client Independence

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with knowledge and skills needed to promote independence while providing care to clients. Strategies are provided to help the learner provide care that promotes the physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being of the client. The course engages the learner in an overview of techniques used for restoring independence, and an introduction into the use of assistive devices. Information about the changing needs of the client and person-centered care is provided.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand Each Client’s Unique Abilities
    • Employ Techniques for Restoring Independence
    $19.99
  5. Duties of a Caregiver

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with basic tasks of caregiving. Information about basic principles of caregiving are presented for the caregiver working in home care settings. The course engages the learner in the core principles of caregiving, home safety, and methods to reduce work-related stress.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Tasks That Caregivers Provide
    • Principles That Help You Do Your Job Well
    $19.99
  6. After the Fall

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with basic information about how to prevent falls and what to do if a fall occurs. Information about signs and symptoms of injuries is presented. The course also discusses the type of training required to determine whether to seek medical care for a person who has fallen.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 20 Min
    • Provide Information About Fall Prevention
    • How to Make the Home a Safe Environment
    $9.99
  7. Alzheimer’s Disease: The Disease and Latest Research

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. Due to our aging population the number of people with AD will increase if no prevention methods emerge. It is important for residential care and assisted living administrators to understand the disease and current research efforts related to Alzheimer’s disease.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 3
    • Overview of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
    • Research Related to Families and Other Caregivers
    $39.99
  8. Caring for Residents With Dementia

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    In this course you will learn about conditions that may co-exist with dementia, physical care considerations for persons with dementia, the importance of a thorough pre-appraisal of the resident, and factors that can lead to problems with ensuring good nutrition for our residents.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Conditions That May Co-Exist With Dementia
    • Physical Care Considerations for Persons With Dementia
    $19.99
  9. Coping with Memory Loss

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    The realization that one is experiencing some memory loss can be frightening. In this course we will provide examples of early and later stages of memory loss. Many suggestions are provided to help residents cope with memory loss and maintain their independence. This course also provides suggestions on how to help both direct care staff and the residents’ families cope with the memory loss of a resident.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Tips That Can Help Persons Cope With Their Memory Loss.
    • Tips That Can Help Families and Caregivers Who Are Caring for a Person With Memory Loss
    $19.99
  10. Dementia Care: Effect of Medication on Persons with Dementia

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    Residents with dementia can be particularly sensitive to medications and at risk for inappropriate use.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Side Effects of Commonly Used Psychotropic Medications
    • Understand the Role of Medication in Memory Care
    $19.99
  11. Dementia Care: Wandering Online

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    In this course we will address how wandering is not necessarily a negative behavior. We will discuss providing meaningful activities that can help discourage excessive wandering, how wandering can easily lead to elopement, and actions to prevent elopement.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Wandering and Elopement in Persons With Dementia
    • Monitoring for Different Types of Wandering
    $19.99
  12. Dementia Essentials

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course provides an overview of dementia, the types of dementia, the causes of dementia, and the common medications to treat dementia.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Common Behaviors Seen in Persons With Dementia
    • Recommended Care Strategies That Can Be Utilized by Direct Care Staff
    $19.99
  13. Introduction to Dementia

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course begins with an in-depth definition of dementia symptoms, specific types of dementia, and possible causes.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Fundamental Precepts of Good Dementia Care
    • The Outlook of a Caring Professional
    $19.99
  14. Managing Behavioral Challenges

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    In your experience as a caregiver you will encounter challenging behaviors and will need to learn techniques to help managing these behaviors.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How to Manage Disruptive Behaviors
    • How to Obtain a Behavioral History and Social Assessment
    $19.99
  15. Reminiscing with Your Residents

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). For courses that are approved to meet the CDSS certification or recertification requirements, please click here.

    Engaging persons with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia can be challenging, and even intimidating at times. As the progressive nature of the disease robs the individual of the ability to form and retain recent memories, he or she can become increasingly reliant on the past as a source of comfort and reassurance. For this and other reasons, reminiscence can be a powerful day-to-day care technique as well as an effective part of a structured activity program. In this course we will review the benefits of reminiscence and important tips to successfully incorporating it into your care strategy.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Benefits of Reminiscence
    • The Significance of Using Reminiscing Techniques
    $19.99
  16. Understanding Dementia Care

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course begins with an in-depth definition of dementia symptoms, specific types of dementia, and possible causes. This program will take participants through a dynamic process of care strategies from preadmission through the progression of the disease including late stage complications. Also presented are unique behavior intervention techniques. Activities are analyzed with particular emphasis on quality of life issues. Research, new trends in care, pharmacological management of dementia as well as self analysis of the quality of care carried out will also be discussed. Emphasis is placed on care provided in the residential care setting.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 6
    • Major Parts of the Brain and the Role of Each
    • Symptoms of Dementia
    $69.99