Dementia in the Elderly

Course Expiration Date:  May 31, 2019

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $150.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

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Course Description:  To provide more detailed education on dementia and how it relates to the care of the patient.

Instructor:  Macie P. Smith, Ed.D., LBSW, C-SWCM

Target Audience:  Nursing, Social Workers, Counselors and Therapists

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • recognize signs and symptoms of dementia.
  • identify the causes and treatments for dementia.
  • recognize the differences between dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.
  • understand the communication problems of someone living with dementia.
  • to understand how to effectively communicate with someone living with dementia.
  • to interpret non-verbal communication from someone living with dementia.
  • to recognize awareness of environmental factors that affect someone living with dementia.
  • identify strategies to facilitate optimal caregiving.
  • describe how generational barriers affect the environment of someone living with dementia. 
  • learn about the challenging behaviors of people living with dementia.
  • identify possible causes of challenging behaviors exhibited by someone living with dementia.
  • identify possible solutions to challenging behaviors exhibited by someone living with dementia.

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 6 contact hours.

Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 6 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 6 clock hours of social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Others: This program is approved for 0.6 CEUs (6 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.