Dementia Care II: Physical Decline and Caregiving Challenges (0.5 CE for Nursing Home Administrators)

05-06-2019 10:08 AM

Course Description

This course provides caregivers with an understanding of the physical effects dementia has on the body and how this affects the lives of elderly individuals. The purpose of this course is to examine the physical effects of dementia, and the challenges these effects pose for caregivers. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Define dementia along with the pattern of physical & mental decline 

  • Recognize three signs that indicate a decline in mobility 

  • Explain three examples of how dementia can affect food and fluid intake 

  • Describe what can happen as a result of inadequate food and fluid intake 

  • Discuss three examples of how dementia contributes to loss of bowel and bladder control 

  • Recall two types of problems that can result from loss of bowel and bladder control

Intended Audience

This educational activity was developed for nursing home administrators and healthcare staff.

CE Information

This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for clock hours. Valid for Nursing Home Administrator CE.

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Course Authors

This course was developed by Medcom, Inc. and edited by Brenda Kozak, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE.

Brenda has over 20 years of clinical experience in nursing practice and is a certified nurse educator. She earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice along with a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on education.