Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Seminar

Bellingham, WA

March 1, 2019 (Friday)

LaQuinta Inn & Suites

People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia make up nearly 50% of the residents in long-term care facilities. We will watch this number continue to grow. Yet the only way to provide successful dementia care is to understand the disease process and the significance behind the dementia related behaviors. As a result, attending an Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar will help you care for these residents.

“Certified Dementia Practitoner”   (CDP)  endorsement

If you are interested in taking the path to certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP), this is the pre-requisite class you will need to take.  To see if you qualify go to:    NCCDP  and   Standards for Certified Dementia Practitioner.

Goals of this seminar are:

  • To provide fundamental education on dementia and dementia care
  • To enhance the quality of life of dementia patients through education care providers
  • Foster sensitivity and respect for the dementia client
  • To teach communication techniques
  • To provide sensitive approaches for assisting patients with activities of daily living.

This “Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Seminar”  meets CMS’s “Focused Dementia Care Survey” in at least 6 areas:  8a, 8b, 8c, 10a, 10b and 10e.  Click here for the survey:   CMS                                                  

Who should attend?  

  • All health care professionals
  • Front line staff
  • Physical, Occupational, Speech & Language Pathologists, and Recreation Therapists
  • Dementia Unit Managers
  • CNAs
  • Home Health Aides
  • Activity Professionals
  • Social Workers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Rehab Professionals
  • Administrators
  • This is intended for everyone who works with dementia clients in all health care and home care settings.

Our class schedule:

Overview 8:00 
Diagnosis, Prognosis,  & Treatment8:15
Communication & Feelings10:00
Depression & Repetitive Behaviors11:15
Lunch (on your own)11:45
Delusions, Hallucinations, Hoarding, & Wandering12:30
Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy,  & Sexuality1:45
Diversity, Cultural Competence,  & Spiritual Care3:15
Questions, Evaluations & Certificates4:00

7 Continuing Education Units –  Ptarmigan West has received approvals from the following:   

Recreational Therapists:    Included in your registration fee.    This session content is CE Pre-Approved by The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)  and the content meets the specialty certification area in Geriatrics.

Activity Directors and Assistant AD:  Included in your registration fee.  This session content is Pre-Approved by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals

Certified Nursing Assistants:  Included in your registration for CNAs:  Approved through the Department of Social & Health Services:  WA State   #WA753340 

Registered Nurses:  There is an additional  fee of $28.   Information will be provided during our class time.  These CEUs are provided through “CEU Network.”

Call us:    Toll Free: 1-Eight hundred 757.0313

Mail in: PO Box 2065       Mount Vernon, WA  98273

Click on the links below  for the  “Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care”  flyer to mail in.

Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Flyer

W-9 Form

To schedule a seminar for your facility please email:  [email protected]

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