The Dementia and Challenging Behaviors training program was designed specifically for use by long-term care facilities to train their staff on how to better address the needs of persons with dementia. This intensive 8-hour program is presented in 8 units to allow learners to divide the training into smaller pieces that they can do in a limited amount of time. It has 2 audio presentations with slides and 6 interactive lessons with real-life stories. Each unit also includes printable handouts. Topics covered include:
- An introduction to Alzheimer's disease
- Person-centered care
- Agitation and resistance to care
- Wandering and elopement
- Intimacy and sexuality
- Fall prevention and restraint-free care
- Late-stage comfort care
- Residents' rights and dementia
A Certificate of Completion is available for the Dementia and Challenging Behaviors Program. To get a Certificate, you must complete all 8 units of the training program. Then you will complete a brief program evaluation and click on the "Submit" button. A screen will appear with your certificate information. Print this screen for your records – it is your Certificate of Completion.
To access this training, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your name
- Your facility’s name
- The number of staff you expect to train using this program (up to 15)
Please note: to be able to provide this training at no cost to dementia-specific care units nationwide, we are limiting each facility to a maximum of 15 training spots for their staff. That will allow you to determine which of your staff are the most appropriate for this training opportunity.