Dementia Care Certification Course
AUTHOR: Copper Ridge Institute affiliated with Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Med
PUBLISHER: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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From the world-renowned Copper Ridge Institute comes a modular training program that certifies health care professionals in dementia care. Ideal for training and orientation at long-term care facilities or educational institutions, this program clarifies what dementia is, how it differs from normal aging, and the types and causes of dementia. The program provides an overview of common behavioral problems associated with dementia and presents strategies and approaches for dealing with these problems. Finally, the program offers insight into why people with dementia may behave in erratic ways, and affirms these patients' humanistic value despite such challenging behavior.
Assisted living and long-term care professionals in the State of Maryland: The State of Maryland requires that all assisted living and long-term care employees complete an additional education component specifically addressing mental illness and cognitive impairment. This component can be fulfilled through a companion CD which is available directly through the Copper Ridge Institute. To receive a copy of the companion CD, please contact the Institute at 410-795-8808
PUBLICATION DATE: 8/16/2004