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Course Overview

By the year 2050, the number of people aged 65 and older is expected to reach 1.5 billion worldwide (United Nations, 2019). A significant percentage of older adult populations are diagnosed with dementia, which is a chronic and progressive decline in cognitive abilities (Mayo Clinic, 2019). The growing population of older adults coupled with the high percentages of dementia diagnosis in their population causes a major health concern about the availability and allocation of both human and financial resources to adequately care for this population. According to the Alzheimer’s Association (2020a), half of physicians today do not feel that the medical profession is prepared to meet the growing demand.

Caring for the older adult with dementia requires a strong knowledge of health issues and resources as well as excellent teamwork skills. 

About the Course Author

Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Wound Care Certified. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the Director of Curriculum Design & Research for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules across the healthcare continuum. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, leadership, management, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI).  Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Cassandra B Shine, RN, BSN has worked in the field of Nursing for more than 20 years, as a Registered Nurse. She has clinical experience, specializing in Nephrology Research, Critical Care with Cardiothoracic Surgery and Trauma, Community Health Outreach, and Education. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Winston-Salem State University. Cassandra Shine RN, BSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE304-60
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-01-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Define dementia and describe its characteristics.; Differentiate between types of dementia.; Discuss treatment modalities and interventions used in the management of dementia.
  • Outline:

    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Dementia Care
    An Overview
    The Umbrella of Dementia
    Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
    Other Causes of Dementia
    Identifying Dementia
    Knowing the Signs
    Diagnosing
    Screening for Dementia
    Medical Management
    Clinician Interventions
    Interdisciplinary Teams
    Person-Centered Care
    Support for Caregivers
    Adjusting Care
    Advocacy for Quality of Life and Dignity
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    Meet Vera
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Beginner level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.