Every 68 seconds another American develops Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias are common diagnoses in the long-term care setting. In this setting, certified nurse aides (CNAs) provide the majority of care for these residents. In fact, the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers found the average length of time nurse aides spent 2.47 hours with each resident. In addition to cognitive decline, residents with dementia often demonstrate changes in behavior, agitation, and aggression. For these reasons, education and training in dementia care for CNAs should be viewed as a priority.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Chapter 2: Caring for Dementia Patients
Chapter 3: Techniques for Dealing with Difficult Behaviors
Chapter 3: Case Studies
Chapter 4: References