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Empowering Your Caregivers to Best Care for People with Dementia
[2015]
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[PGM2015] Empowering Your Caregivers to Best Care for People with Dementia

Summary: Critical knowledge on dementias and skills to best communicate with clients with dementias.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §97.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting
  • §97.260[a][8]skills for working with clients, families, and other professional service providers

Faculty: Larkin, Carole

Program Description: Communication problems can make or break the best care techniques for clients with dementia. This program teaches powerful communication skills for successfully working through common problems arising in dementia care. In addition to information on the biology of dementia communication, you gain insightful knowledge of critical communication tips you can employ and share with your staff.

Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the viewer will be able to:

  • Distinguish between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Discuss what Alzheimer’s disease does to the brain
  • Identify techniques that foster smooth communication with persons with dementia

About the Presenter: Carole Larkin, MA, CMC, CAEd, QDCS, EICS is an expert in Alzheimer’s and related dementias care. She has a Master’s of Applied Gerontology from the University of North Texas, is a Certified Alzheimer’s Educator, is a Qualified Dementia Care Specialist, and an Excellence in Care Specialist at the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, as well as a Certified Trainer/Facilitator of the groundbreaking dementia care training tool, the Virtual Dementia Tour Experience.

Carole is one of the editors of the largest blog on Alzheimer’s caregiving in America; The Alzheimer’s Reading Room. She is a Certified Geriatric Care Manager who specializes in helping families with Alzheimer’s and related dementias issues. She also trains caregivers in home care companies, assisted livings, memory care communities, and nursing homes in dementia specific techniques for best care of dementia sufferers. Her company, ThirdAge Services LLC, is located in Dallas, TX.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 1.00 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate

[PGM2015] Empowering Your Caregivers to Best Care for People with Dementia

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