Every year, many people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) fall, often repeatedly. Often, the individual's fall is ascribed solely to AD. As a result, to guard against further falls, health providers will restrict the AD person's mobility, which can actually increase fall risk (due to loss of leg strength, balance, coordination, etc). The purpose of this inservice is to make health CNAs in the community and institutional settings aware of why people with AD fall, and how to prevent falls in this vulnerable population. While the information may not always be applicable to the participant's clinical setting, the hope is that enough information can be gleaned, which will enable participants to avoid falls in their AD populations.
Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
Chapter 1: The Connection Between AD and Falling
Chapter 2: Evaluating Falls and Fall Risk in AD
Chapter 3: Interventions
Chapter 4: Specific Behavioral and Health Problems
Rein Tideiksaar, PhD, PA-C, or Dr. Rein as he is commonly referred to, is the president of Fall Prevent, LLC, Blackwood, New Jersey, a consulting company that provides educational, legal, and marketing services related to fall prevention in the elderly.
Dr. Tideiksaar is a gerontologist, which is a health care professional who specializes in working with elderly patients, and a geriatric physician's assistant. He has been active in the area of fall prevention for over thirty years.
Provider approved by the California Department of Public Health, Nurse Aide Certification (NAC) #: 7046. This document must be retained by the certified nurse assistant for a period of four years after the course completion. Provider approved by the Florida Board of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants, CE Broker Provider #: 50-13256.