By 2025, the number of people aged 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease will affect 7.1 million people. Furthermore, in the United States, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease every 66 seconds. The workshop emphasizes the positive approach to care by fostering relationships, developing awareness, and applying skills that transform care approaches for individuals with dementia. Also, the learners will be able to apply techniques including Hand-under-Hand and Positive Physical Approach. The Gems model redefines the stages of dementia. GEMS is a dignified metaphor that defines normal aging and behavioral changes, skill sets, and the needs of those living with neurocognitive failure.
Upon completion of the class, the learner will be able to:
- Understand the characteristics of normal aging and not normal aging
- Review common pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for those experiencing dementia.
- Discuss the value of consistent positive reinforcement to reduce challenging behavior
- Examine the impact of sensory changes and processing information throughout the disease process.
- Demonstrate a positive approach to care techniques.
- Discover the GEMS model in identifying the stages of dementia.
- Explore the impact of a positive physical approach in reducing psychoactive medications, decreasing behaviors, and improving quality.
2 part Virtual Training
No refunds after training materials have been sent
This Educational offering has been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing