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Alzheimer’s Disease and Falling: What’s the Connection - Online Inservice

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.

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Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the extent and consequences of falling in AD.
  2. List 2 common fall risk factors in AD.
  3. List 2 common injury risk factors in AD.
  4. Describe common environmental risk factors for falls in AD.
  5. Explain behavioral fall risk factors in AD.
  6. State 3 strategies to prevent falls in AD.


Chapter 1: The Connection Between AD and Falling

  • Fall Risk Factors
    • Altered Mobility
    • Altered Cognition
    • Medication Risk Factors
    • Altered Vision
  • Injurious Fall Risk Factors
  • Environmental Risk Factors

Chapter 2: Evaluating Falls and Fall Risk in AD

  • Assessing Falls and Fall Risk 
  • Mobility Evaluation
  • Monitoring Fall Risk
  • Post Fall Assessment

Chapter 3: Interventions

  • Medical Strategies
  • Behavioral Strategies
  • Rehabilitative Strategies
  • Environmental Strategies
    • Pathways
    • Lighting
    • Flooring
    • Beds
    • Chairs
    • Bathroom
    • Closet Shelves/Kitchen Cabinets
  • Fall and Injury Prevention Devices

Chapter 4: Specific Behavioral and Health Problems

  • Paranoia
  • Urinary Incontinence 
  • Safe Nighttime Toileting
  • Bathing
  • Grab Bar Safety
  • Wandering 
  • Insomnia 
  • Behavioral Disturbances in Acute Care Settings
  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $10.00

Contact Hours: 2

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Course Author

Rein Tideiksaar

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. 

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Course Accreditation

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 and Wyoming Boards of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants, CE Broker Provider #: 50-13256.

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