Theories and Techniques in Understanding the Needs of the Elderly
NCCAP approved 8 contact hours
Program # 00042
Course Requirements : Take the provided pretest, read the book “Chasing Dragonfiles : Life and Care in Aging” by Lauren Smerglia Seifert, 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 text “Chasing Dragonflies: Life and Care in Aging” will introduce the participant to specific theories about aging in a very practical way. Sensory changes, cognition, emotion, spirituality and creativity will be explored through research and specific examples in practice. The participant will gain an understanding of proven theory which supports daily approaches and techniques.
Topic areas discussed in the text:
Understanding and Valuing Seniors
About the Aging Senses : Sight, Sound and Scents
Differences in Perception
Thinking and Memory in Older Adults
Emotions in Later Years
Spirituality and Creativity in Aging
Course Content meets NCCAP Body of Knowledge Topic areas 1, 2, 5, 6 & 7