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The Nursing Assistant: Dementia Care, Part 1

Dementia is a brain disorder resulting in memory loss and a decline in thinking abilities. It s a condition that is known to grow worse with time and is associated with changes in behavior and personality. Individuals often become confused, fearful and withdrawn. Communication also becomes more difficult.

Duration 22 min
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Dementia is a brain disorder resulting in memory loss and a decline in thinking abilities. It’s a condition that is known to grow worse with time and is associated with changes in behavior and personality. Individuals often become confused, fearful and withdrawn. Communication also becomes more difficult. In some cases they may become combative and resist care. As mental and physical functioning declines, so does their ability to care for themselves.

The purpose of this revised and updated program is to examine how dementia affects behavior and the challenges it poses for caregivers. The program is divided into three parts:

  • Dementia & mental decline
  • Common types of difficult behavior
  • Final notes on dementia, lawsuits and job loss
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe how a decline in mental functioning can contribute to difficult behavior
  • Give 4 examples of changes in mental function brought on by dementia
  • Give 4 examples of difficult behaviors
  • Give a general definition of dementia and list 3 causes
  • Describe actions you can take when a resident becomes agitated and resists care
  • List four triggers that can make a dementia resident agitated
Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 22 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2014