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Understanding ADRD (FL Home Health Approved: HH AD 9149)

This 2-hour training (approved for Florida Home Health: HH AD 9149) equips caregivers for the care of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders. This course overviews disease information, communication and behavior management tips, care techniques, and skills for working with family members.

Section 1:

  • Define Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  • Describe what is happening inside the brain of someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.
  • Explain how cognitive changes from AD and other dementias differ from that seen in typical aging.
  • List the three stages of Alzheimer’s disease and describe how the disease progresses.

Section 2:

  • Describe at least three ways a caregiver can get to know the person living with dementia.
  • Explain the importance of ongoing opportunities for meaningful engagement.
  • Define person-centered care and list its key components.
  • List at least three examples of person-centered care approach you can use in your daily work with clients.

Section 3:

  • Describe your role in creating a comprehensive, person-centered care plan.
  • List the 6 primary domains of a person-centered assessment.
  • Explain the importance of collaborating with the whole team to develop the care plan.
  • Encourage advance planning with clients so quality of life, goals, and values can be honored throughout the care process.

Section 4:

  • Explain how Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia affect communication skills.
  • Describe at least four strategies for communicating verbally with clients who are non-verbal or non-responsive.
  • Describe at least four strategies for communicating nonverbally with clients who are non-verbal or non-responsive.

Section 5:

  • Describe at least four symptoms and four behaviors of each stage of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Demonstrate a general problem-solving approach when presented with dementia-related behaviors.
  • Explain at least three specific strategies and techniques for addressing or resolving dementia-related behaviors.

Section 6:

  • Describe at least three general strategies for promoting independence with ADLs during the beginning, middle, and late stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Explain at least five care techniques you can use while assissting a person living with Alzheimer’s or dementia during dressing, grooming, eating, bathing, and toileting (or incontinence).

Section 7:

  • Discuss how to recognize the issues and concerns of family members of clients living with Alzheimer’s during the early, middle, and late stages.
  • Describe the five different stages of the grief process and how to recognize it in others.
  • Discuss how the grief process relates to the ongoing, multiple losses experienced by clients living with Alzheimer’s and their families.

   English

   Audio Included

   CE Credit Hours: 2 Hour

   Length: 2 Hour

   Approvers: DOEA Curriculum Approval #: HH AD 9149

   State Code(s)
FL BON Topic Approval #: 20-734420

Understanding ADRD (FL Home Health Approved: HH AD 9149)

   English

   Audio Included

   CE Credit Hours: 2 Hour

   Length: 2 Hour

   Approvers: DOEA Curriculum Approval #: HH AD 9149

   State Code(s)
FL BON Topic Approval #: 20-734420

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