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Dementia Essentials
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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Common Behaviors Seen in Persons With Dementia
  • Recommended Care Strategies That Can Be Utilized by Direct Care Staff
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Dementia Essentials Info:

Course Description

This course provides an overview of dementia, the types of dementia, the causes of dementia, and the common medications to treat dementia. The focus of this course is on common behaviors seen in persons with dementia and recommended care strategies that can be utilized by direct care staff that may best meet the needs and special concerns for residents with dementia.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course participants will be able to:
  • 1. Describe dementia.
  • 2. Contrast dementia vs. mild cognitive impairment.
  • 3. List and briefly describe the common causes of dementia.
  • 4. Discuss the signs and symptoms of dementia.
  • 5. Distinguish the stages of dementia.
  • 6. Briefly describe the medications commonly prescribed for people with dementia.
  • 7. Explain common behaviors of people with dementia.
  • 8. Discuss care strategies for residents with dementia.


Course Outcomes

Hour One
  • 1. What is dementia?
  • 2. What is NOT dementia?
  • A. Age-related cognitive decline
  • B. Mild cognitive impairment
  • C. Depression
  • D. Delirium


  • 3. Common causes of dementia
  • A. Irreversible dementia
  • a. Alzheimer’s disease
  • b. Vascular dementia
  • c. Lewy body dementia
  • d. Frontotemporal dementia
  • e. Others
  • B. Reversible dementia
  • 4. Signs and symptoms of dementia
  • A. Memory loss
  • B. Judgment
  • C. Sense of time and place
  • D. Problems with language
  • E. Difficulty performing familiar tasks
  • F. Misplacing things
  • G. Changes in mood
  • H. Changes in personality
  • I. Physical ability
  • J. Senses
  • 5. Stages of dementia
  • 6. Medications
  • A. Treating the disease
  • B. Treating the symptoms
  • 7. Caring for resident’s with dementia
  • A. General caregiving strategies
  • B. Strategies for specific behaviors
  • a. Wandering and elopement
  • b. Sundowning
  • c. Agitation, anxiety, and aggression
  • d. Confusion
  • e. Repetition
  • f. Communication difficulties
  • g. Suspicion
  • h. Sleep problems


Instructor: Josh Allen, RN

Josh Allen is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in senior living. As the Director of InTouch at Home, Josh oversees all aspects of business development, care, services, and operations for the organization. As a part of the SRG Senior Living family of companies, InTouch at Home delivers personalized care and services to clients living in senior living communities as well as private residences across three states.

Josh also serves on the board of the American Assisted Living Nurses Association, and represents AALNA on the boards of the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living and Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations. Josh has previously served as President and CEO of Care and Compliance Group, a leading training solutions provider.

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Dementia Essentials

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