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The purpose of this course is to introduce nurses aides in eldercare or hospice and massage therapists to the benefits and practical application of skilled touch as a non-pharmacological, non-invasive, and cost-effective approach in managing special needs and challenging behaviors associated with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.
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Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: Introduction to Compassionate Touch
Chapter 2: Caregiver Challenges in Dementia Care
Chapter 3: The Human Touch in Caregiving
Chapter 4: Benefits of Massage and Compassionate Touch
Chapter 5: Research Findings About Massage and Dementia Care
Chapter 6: Touch Session Guidelines
Chapter 7: Hand Massage Protocol
Chapter 8: Case Scenario
Chapter 9: Resources
Chapter 10: References
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.