Understanding Individualized Dementia Care
NCCAP approved 8.5 contact hours
Program # 00039
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Course Requirements : Take the provided pretest, read the book “Dementia Care Programming : An Identity Focused Approach” by Rosemary Dunn, 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: This program introduces the concept of identify focused care which emphases focusing in the unique needs of the individual resident and techniques which truly respond to the individual as a person. Various helping techniques will be discussed throughout the text as well as successful means to structure care, life and activities for elders who have dementia.
Topic areas discussed in the text:
Building a Foundation – Understanding the Needs and Abilities of Individuals with Dementia, Adopting a Needs Response
Life Enhancing Approaches – Celebration of Self, Discovery Kits, Autobiography in a Box, Stimulating Success
Success through Program Framework – Patterns in Programming, Creating Connections, Creative Problem Solving
Care vs. Control
Course Content meets NCCAP Body of Knowledge Topic areas 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 19, 21.