Fundamentals of Special Care for Memory Impaired Units
NCCAP Approved 6 Hours
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Course Requirements : Take the provided pretest, read the book “A Way of Life: Developing an Exemplary Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Program” by Susan D. Gilster, Ph.D., and take the provided post test . You may mail or fax your materials to DH Special Services. Once the materials are received and a passing grade is determined, your certificate will be mailed to you. If you are in need of the certificate sooner, a copy can be faxed to you and the original mailed.
Course Content: The reading of the book “A Way of Life: Developing an Exemplary Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Program” will introduce the participant to the basic concepts of dementia care and methods to introduce those concepts into practice. The program emphasizes a team approach to caring for residents with memory impairment and introduces specific approaches the activity professional can introduce in their communities.
Topic areas discussed in the text:
S.E.R.V.I.C.E. Leadership Model
Creating a Vision and Defining your Organization
Staff Selection and Training
Environmental Features of Memory Care
Involving the Family
Course Content meets NCCAP Body of Knowledge Topic areas 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23.