This in-depth online course is designed for healthcare workers providing frontline care to residents with dementia. Students will learn about how the brain functions, and how to identify at least 8 types of dementia. Better understanding of these diverse diagnoses will assist staff in applying strategies for success in a needs-based, person-centered care model. Other key topics include improving the exchanges between families, colleagues, and residents, aimed at improving safety for all. Weekly assignments will inspire learners to consider new tools, perspectives, and understanding in support of residents using customized visual learning tools, engaging group discussions, and self-reflection assignments.
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