Participants will learn about common causes of aggressive, repetitive and sundowning behaviors, care interventions that can prevent or reduce difficult situations, and learn techniques on how to reduce caregiver stress.This course meets criteria for those who qualify and are pursuing certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner. The course is open to health care professionals and family caregivers.

Other information in this course includes managing end of life care, self care, and maintaining respect, dignity and quality of life of the individual with dementia.  Successful completion of this course requires a passing score of 80% or better on a written test.  This course has no prerequisites and is recommended for anyone caring for someone with dementia in the home, adult day care or institutional setting. This course satisfies AR Code 20-10-701 et seq and the AR State Department of Human Services Nursing Assistant Training Program regulations requirement for 15 hours of training commonly referred to as the “Barbara Broyles Alzheimer and Dementia Training”.

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