The Nursing Assistant: Dementia Care, Part 2

Dementia is a brain disorder involving the loss of memory and thinking abilities as well as physical functioning. As victims decline mentally, their ability to perform activities of daily living is also affected. The damage caused by dementia leads to a loss of brain tissue that cannot be replaced. Dementia is a condition that typically grows worse with time. An estimated 50% of nursing home residents suffer from some form of dementia. The most common cause is Alzheimers disease followed by strokes. Reporting and documenting a decline in physical functioning is an important step in getting a resident the help he or she needs. It may even be the first step in preventing a potential lawsuit charging a facility with incompetence or neglect.

This program will examine dementia and focus on three types of physical decline:
  • Decline in mobility
  • Unwanted weight loss & dehydration
  • Decline in bowel & bladder control

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Give a definition of dementia and describe the pattern of physical & mental decline
  • Describe 3 signs that indicate a decline in mobility
  • Give 3 examples of how dementia can affect food & fluid intake
  • Describe what can happen as a result of inadequate food & fluid intake
  • Give 3 examples of how dementia contributes to loss of bowel & bladder control
  • Describe 2 types of problems that can result from loss of bowel & bladder control
Price: $149.00 USD

Product ID: MED981
Media: DVD
Year: 2014
Duration: 20:37 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Nursing Assistant Skills, Long Term Care, Mental Health Nursing
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