LAI309 - Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors
The program offers a four-step process to follow and provides details that may be applied to any behavior.
Presented on October 6, 2021
The Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior program offered by the Alzheimer's Association was designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers decipher behaviors and determine how best to respond. The program offers a four-step process to follow and provides details that may be applied to any behavior. The four steps are:
- Detect and connect.
- Address physical needs first.
- Then address emotional needs.
- Reassess and plan for next time.
The goal of this session is for participants to thoroughly understand this process and to leave the program feeling comfortable with using the four-step model to intervene with behaviors they may encounter in their caregiving. The program teaches participants the four steps, and then applies the steps to five of the most common behaviors encountered by caregivers:
- Anxiety or agitation.
- Confusion or suspicion.
This webinar meets the dementia training requirement for DIA LTC requirement 58.54(6)a.(2) symptoms or behaviors of memory-impaired people and DIA AL requirement 69.30(2)i. skills in working with challenging tenants.
- Identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia.
- Explain the process for assessing and identifying challenging behaviors.
- List strategies to address some common dementia-related behaviors.
Susan Callison, BS, Volunteer, Iowa Chapter Alzheimer’s Association, Des Moines
Susan Callison is a dementia family caregiver and community volunteer and has more than 15 years’ professional experience providing education and support to persons with dementia, caregivers, family, and friends. Susan is a graduate of Iowa State University with a BS in family and consumer science and has worked in senior care services as a program specialist, community relations coordinator, and director of resident life supporting caregiving programing in dementia care. She has a passion for helping people live more fulfilling lives wherever they are on their life journey, especially those affected with Alzheimer’s disease.
Who Should Attend
Administrators, nurses, social workers, activities, unit managers, caregivers, and staff educators. This session is appropriate for nursing home, assisted living, home and community-based services, and adult day providers.
Continuing Education Credit
Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #67 – 1 contact hour. Providership regulations do not allow for partial credit to be given for any portion of this program. You must attend the entire program to receive credit. Retain certificate for four years.
Nursing Home Administrators – 1 contact hour. This webinar is intended to meet the criteria established by the Iowa Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators. You must attend the entire program to receive credit. No partial credit allowed. Retain certificate for four years.
Social Workers – 1 contact hour. This program is intended to meet the criteria established by the Iowa Board of Social Work Examiners. If audited, you will be asked to provide your certificate of attendance and program material. You must attend the entire session to receive credit. Retain certificate for four years.
Assisted Living Leadership Recertification – 1 contact hour. You must attend the entire session to receive credit.
This program recording is approximately 60 minutes in length. Registration fees include access to the recording and handouts for this program, as well as a CEU/attendance certificate for one user. Once you purchase the program, unlimited viewing of the recording content will be available using the registrant login information for 30 days.