The Nursing Assistant SERIES: Dementia Care, Part 1
Dementia is a brain disorder resulting in memory loss and a decline in thinking abilities. Its a condition that is known to grow worse with time and is associated with changes in behavior and personality. Individuals often become confused, fearful and withdrawn. Communication also becomes more difficult. In some cases they may become combative and resist care. As mental and physical functioning declines, so does their ability to care for themselves.

The purpose of thisrevised and updatedprogram is to examine how dementia affects behavior and the challenges it poses for caregivers. The program is divided into three parts:
  • Dementia & mental decline
  • Common types of difficult behavior
  • Final notes on dementia, lawsuits and job loss

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe how a decline in mental functioning can contribute to difficult behavior
  • Give 4 examples of changes in mental function brought on by dementia
  • Give 4 examples of difficult behaviors
  • Give a general definition of dementia and list 3 causes
  • Describe actions you can take when a resident becomes agitated and resists care
  • List four triggers that can make a dementia resident agitated
Price: $149.00 USD

Product ID: MED720
Media: DVD
Year: 2014
Duration: 21:05 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Nursing Assistant Skills,
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