What You’ll Learn
Individuals with dementia have complex care needs and long periods of disability, resulting in heavy reliance on the support of their family and other caregivers. While there are no evidence-based treatments that reverse dementia, clinicians can and should take action to improve quality of care for these vulnerable patients and their caregivers.
This unit contains training on communicating effectively with patients and caregivers about the dementia diagnosis, helping families understand what to expect and how to prepare for the future, interpreting and addressing difficult behaviors, managing common medical issues for patients with dementia, and navigating difficult care decisions.
For a full toolkit on how to implement best practices in dementia care across your organization, click here.
Take all seven courses in the Best Practices in Dementia Care and Caregiver Support unit to achieve CAPC Designation status. Designation can be added to your performance file or resume to indicate comprehensive training in best practices in dementia care.
What You’ll Earn
CAPC members can earn the following free continuing education credits and MOC points:
Case Management: 7.00 CE
Licensed Professional Counselors: 7.00 CE
Medicine: 6.50 CME, 6.50 ABIM MOC
Nursing: 7.00 CNE, 0.40 Pharmacotherapy
Social Work: 7.00 CE (NASW)
Social Work: 7.00 CE (NYSED)
The continuing education values listed on this page apply to the current term of accreditation for the courses in this unit. See individual course pages for more information about the accrediting bodies.
Discussing Your Patient’s Dementia Diagnosis
Disclosing a dementia diagnosis to patients and caregivers in a way that is sensitive, clear, and s…
Communicating About What to Expect as Dementia Progresses
Helping patients and caregivers understand challenges they may face as dementia worsens.
Planning for the Future with People Living with Dementia and Their Caregivers
Enabling patients and caregivers to plan ahead for the financial, legal, and other impacts of demen…
Supporting the Caregivers of People Living with Dementia
Assessing for caregiver burden and connecting caregivers to needed support systems.
Understanding and Responding to Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
Strategies for understanding and addressing the sources of behavioral symptoms for people living wi…
Mood and Sleep Disturbances in People Living with Dementia
Addressing common sources of suffering for people living with dementia.
Critical Decisions in Advanced Dementia
Addressing common sources of suffering for people living with advanced dementia.