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Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Training

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  1. Ethical Issues in Sexual Expression Among Older Adults, Part 1

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Sexuality as a Social Construct
    • Cultural Competence for Today's Senior Care Environment Certificate Program
    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with information about ethical issues in sexual expression and intimacy among older adults. This course will assist learners to identify biases and areas for skill development related to sexuality and aging and provide information about normal, healthy human sexuality in older adults. Challenges related to sexual expression, particularly for older adults in residential care settings, will be described along with approaches, policies, and procedures for addressing concerns.
    $19.99
  2. Communication in Dementia Care

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Recognize Behavior as a Form of Communication
    • Responding to Behavioral Expressions of Distress

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with how to communicate with a person l living with dementia and recognize behavior as a form of communication. This course engages the learner in an awareness of verbal and non-verbal communication. Information about behavior as the language of dementia is presented. The course offers strategies for recognizing and responding to behavior as communication and provides a problem-solving approach to address behavioral expressions of distress, including pain.

    $19.99
  3. Managing Nutritional Status: Malnutrition and Dehydration

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Nutritional Needs of the Senior Population
    • Safe Food Preparation and Storage
    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with nutrition, malnutrition and dehydration, and the impact on the older adult. Information on challenges associated eating and nutrition, the impact of the dining environment on nutritional status, and ways to prevent malnutrition and dehydration will be presented. This course engages the learners in how to assist a person with eating and identify the signs of malnutrition and dehydration.
    $19.99
  4. Aging Changes and Considerations

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Assisting with Aging Process
    • Familiarizing with the Changes Occur with Aging
    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with the physical, emotional, and spiritual changes that happen with aging. The myths and facts about aging, common changes experienced in the aging process, and the purpose and function of each body system are presented. The course engages learners in how to assist older adults as the aging process occurs.
    $19.99
  5. Ethical Issues in Sexual Expression Among Older Adults, Part 2

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Familiarizes Ethical Issues in Intimacy Among Older Adults
    • Describes the Process in Ethical Decision-Making Approach
    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with information about ethical issues in sexual expression and intimacy among older adults. This course will describe challenges related to sexual expression in older adults living with dementia, particularly where sexual consent capacity may be absent, and the responsibilities of residential care settings. An ethics framework will be described, and case scenarios will be used to illustrate ethical principles. The importance of a team approach to decision-making using an ethical process will be discussed.
    $19.99
  6. Polypharmacy, Adverse Drug Reactions, and Drug Calculations

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Learn the Symptoms of Adverse Side Effects of Drug Use
    • Familiarizes the Use of Pharmacy Resources
    The purpose of this course is to familiarize learners with the effects and implications of polypharmacy in the senior population. A review of frequently used PRN medications and calculation methods are presented. This course engages the learner in content related to signs and symptoms of medication side effects and presents the difference between an adverse drug reaction and a side effect. A systematic process for medication order review and verification is presented, and how to interact effectively with the pharmacy is outlined.
    $19.99
  7. Elder Abuse, Prevention, Investigation, and Reporting

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • How to Identify and Report Elder Abuse
    • Risk Factors Vulnerable to Abuse
    The purpose of this course is to help the learner understand what defines abuse, the prevalence of and different types of abuse, and their associated consequences. Risk factors that make people vulnerable to abuse and their reasons are discussed, along with guidelines for recognizing and preventing future occurrences of abuse. The course provides a review of mandatory reporting requirements including information about who is required by law to report abuse, how to report suspected or actual instances of abuse, and to whom abuse must be reported. It provides information about what can be expected once suspected or actual cases of abuse have been reported.
    $29.99
  8. Special Diets and Disease Management (Formerly Food Service in Dementia Care)

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Various Modified Diet Plans
    • Food Groups and Caloric Intake

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). For courses that are approved to meet the CDSS certification or recertification requirements, please click here.

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with the use of special diets to manage disease progression and symptoms. The course engages the student in learning about the use of special (also known as therapeutic) diets to promote health, decrease adverse symptoms, and delay decline associated with chronic disease processes in older adults.
    $19.99
  9. Professional Boundaries

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with information about professional boundary issues. Professional boundaries provide a framework for professionals to establish safe and effective helping relationships. Boundaries promote trust and safeguard the client’s and family’s needs as the focus of concern. Many professional organizations provide ethical principles and standards that assist professionals in establishing and maintaining ethical conduct, However, situations may arise when a professional crosses or violates boundaries. These boundary transgressions occur along a continuum and may result in harm to the client or family. Case scenarios will be used to illustrate boundary transgressions and to recognize the appropriate role of the professional. Throughout the course, ethics and standards will be explained to guide the learner to an understanding of how to apply these kinds of tools to decision-making. Finally, the course will conclude with a brief discussion of organizational responsibilities for ethical practice.
    $19.99
  10. Mental Health Disorders and Care of Those with Trauma

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with information about mental health disorders and to provide understanding about the role of trauma in mental illness. We will begin the course by providing a context for mental health and mental illness and by taking a historical view that examines social and cultural perspectives on mental health. We will review the prevalence of mental health disorders in the United States and across the world and examine subsets of the population, including older adults. Information on common classes of mental health disorders will be given. The course will provide an understanding of trauma in the development of mental illness. Barriers to accessing care and treatment will be discussed, including the role of stigma and poverty. Case examples will be interspersed throughout the course to illustrate how mental health conditions may be experienced by older adults. As we discuss specific disorders, information will be provided on effective treatments used to restore mental health, including trauma-informed interventions.
    $19.99
  11. Falls in Assisted Living

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Factors Associated With Increased Fall Risk in Seniors
    • Strategies to Help Prevent Falls

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). For courses that are approved to meet the CDSS certification or recertification requirements, please click here.

    The purpose of this course is to enable the learner to recognize people in assisted living (AL) facilities who may be at higher risk of falling and apply methods to prevent falls. Evidence-based practices and interventions for assessing and reducing fall risk are discussed, and the learner is engaged in exploring these techniques. Recommendations from nationally recognized organizations and the findings from a 2012 Cochrane Review of fall reduction interventions are presented to enable the learner to apply them in practical situations when working with seniors in AL communities.
    $19.99
  12. After the Fall

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 20 Min
    • Provide Information About Fall Prevention
    • How to Make the Home a Safe Environment
    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with basic information about how to prevent falls and what to do if a fall occurs. Information about signs and symptoms of injuries is presented. The course also discusses the type of training required to determine whether to seek medical care for a person who has fallen.
    $9.99
  13. 6 Hour Alzheimer's Care Basic Package

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 6
    • Learn Basic Knowledge of Alzheimer's and How it Affects the Brain
    • Steps on How to Simplify Your Speech and More Easily Communicate with a Person Who Has Dementia
    This 6 Hour Alzheimer's Care Package is designed to describe the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects individuals as well as friends and family.
    $95.99
  14. 8 Hour Alzheimer’s Care Advanced Package

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 8
    • Recognize Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
    • Steps to Diffuse Extreme Behavior Before It Begins
    This 8 Hour Alzheimer's Care Package gives an in-depth discussion of the process for diagnosing and caring for individuals with Alzheimer's disease.
    $127.95
  15. 12 Hour Alzheimer's Care Ultimate Package

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 12
    • Basic Knowledge of Alzheimer's and How to Deal with Different Eating Issues
    • Interpret the Non-Verbal Ways People With Memory Loss Express Pain or Discomfort
    This 12 Hour Alzheimer's Care Package describes the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease with focus on how a caregiver can assist residents without infringing on their dignity and individuality.
    $183.99
  16. 6 Hour Dementia Care Basic Package

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 6
    • Understand the Different Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Changes That Occur In an Aging Person's Memory
    In this course package the learner will gain knowledge about the different stages of Alzheimer’s disease, identify challenges in communication, memory loss and techniques to manage and deal with behaviors of a person with memory loss.
    $95.95
  17. 8 Hour Dementia Care Advanced Package

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 8
    • Working With a Client As an Individual
    • Understand the Importance of Activities and Ways to Make Daily Activities More Meaningful
    In this course package the learner will gain knowledge about the different care strategies associated with Alzheimer’s disease, activities for meaningful dementia care, medication administration, behavior management and sexuality of person’s with dementia.
    $127.95
  18. 12 Hour Dementia Care Ultimate Package

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 12
    • Changes That Occur In an Aging Person's Memory
    • The Importance of Working with Your Client's Family
    In this course package the learner will gain knowledge about theories of care when dealing with different dementia's, activities for meaningful dementia care, medication administration, behavior management, communication, and self-care for dementia caregivers.
    $183.99
  19. Activities for People Living with Dementia

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Principles for Creating Activities
    • Managing Escalating Behavior during Activities
    The purpose of this course is to discuss the importance of maintaining activities for people living with dementia. Strategies for creating and implementing activities are discussed. Different activity ideas are explored along with choices as they relate to the stage of disease a resident maybe in. The correlation between activities and agitation is discussed along with tips for managing escalating behavior during activities.
    $19.99
  20. Promoting Client Independence

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand Each Client’s Unique Abilities
    • Employ Techniques for Restoring Independence
    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with knowledge and skills needed to promote independence while providing care to clients. Strategies are provided to help the learner provide care that promotes the physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being of the client. The course engages the learner in an overview of techniques used for restoring independence, and an introduction into the use of assistive devices. Information about the changing needs of the client and person-centered care is provided.
    $19.99
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