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Caring for the older adult with dementia is challenging. You want to provide compassionate care with a focus on dignity and quality of life while keeping your clients safe and functioning to the highest of their ability.

Most clinicians do not feel prepared to manage and anticipate the complex needs of a patient with dementia. It can be frustrating and leave you feeling hopeless.

Prescribing and managing medications for dementia is difficult. Your clients may be taking multiple medications, even off-label, which might make their condition worse, or be dangerous. You need to know which medications are appropriate, what side effects to watch for, and when it is time to deprescribe.

From medication management to clinical competence, this course equips you with the essential knowledge to make a significant difference in the lives of your patients and elevate your practice. Some of the topics covered include:
 
  • Differentiating dementia
  • Screening for Clinical Competency
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Developing a Dementia Care Plan
  • Pharmacologic approaches
  • Non-pharmacologic approaches
  • Working with clients with dysphagia
  • Dementia-related neuropsychiatric symptoms
  • Tips for de-escalating someone with agitation
  • Antipsychotic stewardship and safety
  • CMS regulatory requirements for clients in long term care
A Comprehensive Approach to the Aging Client with Dementia:
Certification Course


Valued at $649.93
Yours for Only $199.99 Today!
Includes your Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) Certification*, a $99.99 value, FREE!
Plus, earn up to 13.0 CE Hours!
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
Amy Siple is excited to share with you the proven best practices for improving care for patients with dementia. She will bring her unique perspective to provide the latest evidence and management approaches.

Join Amy Siple as she shares invaluable insights, evidence-based practices, and real patient stories to reinforce important practices that you can immediately apply to help your patients and benefit your own practice.

Register today! You will leave equipped with new insights into dementia and new skills to provide comprehensive care so that you won't need to feel uncertain anymore!
 

Best of all, in just three easy steps, you will become an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS):
 
  • Step 1: Watch this online course.
  • Step 2: Complete the CE test(s) and instantly print your certificate(s) of completion.
  • Step 3: Submit the Certification Questionnaire included in this training, and your application is complete.*

That's it! No hidden fees. No catch. Just certification made EASY.

Meet Your Course Expert
 
Amy Siple
Amy Siple, APRN, is a national speaker on healthcare issues that impact older adults and the empowerment of healthcare givers. She has been serving the primary care needs of residents in long-term care as a nurse practitioner for over 23 years. Amy has been appointed by three Kansas Governors to serve on boards and task forces to represent the needs of older adults and currently serves on the Kansas board for Adult Care Home Executives. Amy is a TEDx speaker and a content expert for Project Echo. Under her leadership as President of the Kansas Advanced Practice Nurses Association, Kansas became the 26th state to pass full practice authority for APRNs in 2022.

Amy's recent article: The ABCD Approach for Managing Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia was published in the August 2023 issue of Nursing. It is available for free at: The ABCD approach for managing neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia - PMC (nih.gov)

Click here for information about Amy Siple
A Comprehensive Approach to the Aging Client with Dementia:
Certification Course


Valued at $649.93
Yours for Only $199.99 Today!
Includes your Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) Certification*, a $99.99 value, FREE!
Plus, earn up to 13.0 CE Hours!
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
What Will You Learn?
Register today for immediate, unlimited access to online video modules that will walk you through the most effective interventions and management strategies to improve the care you provide for your aging patients. Plus, you'll become an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS)! Here's what you'll discover in this course:
Module 1: The Aging Client: Process for Determining Clinical Competency
  • Ages and increased risks for diseases including dementia
    • Normal vs. Abnormal Aging
  • Why screen for clinical competency
  • Clinical evaluation of dementia
  • Common cognitive assessment tools
  • Common dementia profiles… Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Substance-Induced Neurocognitive
  • Driving considerations
Module 2: Developing a Dementia Care Plan
  • Assessment tools that could be utilized
  • Realistic goals
  • Meaningful interventions
  • Pharmacologic approaches
  • Non-pharmacologic approaches
Module 3: Managing Dementia-Related Neuropsychiatric Symptoms
  • Common neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with dementia
  • Common pharmacologic agents used to treat these symptoms
  • Tips for de-escalating someone with agitation
  • Strategies to engage clients with dementia
Module 4: Antipsychotic Stewardship
  • Risks associated with antipsychotic usage in older adults
  • Misappropriate for behavioral and psychological symptoms associated with dementia
  • CMS regulatory requirements for clients in long term care
  • Choosing an appropriate antipsychotic
  • Practical tips to employ antipsychotic stewardship
  • Specific antipsychotics safety profiles
PLUS, you'll get FIVE free bonus modules exclusive to this course.
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS
Dementia Medication Update
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS | Click here for information about Steven Atkinson
 
Delirium Unveiled
  • Demystifying the current algorithm of delirium
  • Simplifying the approach to understanding delirium
Unmasking the Hidden: Screening for Depression
  • The crucial role of depression screening
Medications: The Plot Thickens
  • How medications can confound the clinical picture
  • Unraveling the Anticholinergic Burden Score
Unlocking Cognitive Insights
  • The importance of cognitive screens
  • A universal screening approach for all settings
Journey into Alzheimer's
  • Exploring the general hypothesis
  • Revealing the value of Alzheimer's screening
  • Redefining Alzheimer's with the latest biological insight
  • LATE-NC: The breakthrough in dementia research

Lizette Cloete, OTR/L, CADDCT, CDP
Dementia Made Simple
Lizette Cloete, OTR/L, CADDCT, CDP | Click here for information about Lizette Cloete
 
Analyze and Assess the Dementia Situation — How to utilize appropriate assessments within your scope of practice as related to dementia/cognitive decline
  • Short Blessed Test: A Quick Screening Tool
  • BCAT and The MoCA: A Quick Comparison
  • Preparedness for Caregiving Scale: An Overview
  • myMemCheck® : An Introduction
Implement a Solution To The Dementia Situation — How to quickly determine where to focus your solution to dementia-related difficulties
  • Person With Dementia:
    • How to manage common dementia-related issues like eating and nutrition, sleep and insomnia, aggression, wandering and other common "challenging behaviors"
  • Environment of Care:
    • How a person living with dementia's environment can either help (or hinder) their best ability to function
    • How to develop solutions to help
  • Activity Engagement:
    • How engaging in normal activities assists a person with dementia's psycho-social well-being
  • Care Partner Stressors:
    • How to assess family/relationship dynamics using the Caregiver Readiness To Change scale
    • Addressing financial concerns during the dementia care journey
    • The role of care partners
  • Education:
    • How to understand the difference between dementia and depression
    • How to use the PHQ-9 Depression Scale
    • Understanding the physiology of normal aging and abnormal aging
    • Understanding the end-of-life care issues related to dying with dementia
    • Know the difference between palliative care and hospice care
Modify and/or Maintain The Dementia Strategies- Putting it all together

Eric Christianson, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS
Pharmacology in the Older Adult
Eric Christianson, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS | Click here for information about Eric Christianson
 
  • Physiological differences of the older adult
  • Perils of polypharmacy and the prescription cascade
    • BEERS criteria
    • Deprescribing
  • Drug interactions
    • Over the counter medications
  • High-risk medications
    • High-risk drug-disease interaction

Amy Siple, APRN
Dining, Dementia, and Dysphagia
Amy Siple, APRN | Click here for information about Amy Siple
 
Introduction
  • The relationship between dementia and dysphagia
  • Impact of physical limitations and sensory changes on swallowing
  • Cognitive decline and its role in dysphagia
  • Etiologies of Dysphagia…causes and contributing factors
Management Approach/Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Recognizing the importance of teamwork in managing dysphagia
  • Key interdisciplinary team members for consultation
  • Patient-centered care approaches
Evidence-based guidelines for safe eating
  • Implementing recommended practices to ensure safe eating
  • Practical interventions for promoting safe eating practices
  • Best practices to enhance the patient's dining experience
Summarizing key takeaways
  • Application of knowledge in dementia care

Debra Stern, PT, DPT, DBA, CLT, CEEAA, CFPS
Keeping Patients Off the Floor: Identifying Fall Risk and Preventing Falls in Aging Adults Throughout the Continuum of Care
Debra Stern, PT, DPT, DBA, CLT, CEEAA, CFPS | Click here for information about Debra Stern
 
Unlock the secret of fall prevention
  • Discover the true magnitude and impact of falls
  • Unravel the myth that falls are an inevitable part of aging
Building the Dream Team: Collaborative Fall Prevention
  • Explore the roles of diverse healthcare professionals in assessing fall risk
  • Understand how teamwork is crucial across the continuum of care
The Right Focus: Strategies for Fall Prevention
  • Learn subtle and obvious indicators of fall risk
  • Tackle the impact of polypharmacy on balance and falls
The Power of Unity: Integrating CDC STEADI Recommendations
  • Harness the CDC STEADI approach for effective fall prevention
  • Implement recommendations that stop elderly accidents, deaths, and injuries
A Comprehensive Approach to the Aging Client with Dementia:
Certification Course


Valued at $649.93
Yours for Only $199.99 Today!
Includes your Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) Certification*, a $99.99 value, FREE!
Plus, earn up to 13.0 CE Hours!
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
Evergreen Certifications CBT-C Badge

Are you ready to step into the life awaiting you as an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS)?

Certification Made Simple

It's never been easier to become an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS):

  • Step 1: Watch this online course.
  • Step 2: Complete the CE test(s) and instantly print your certificate(s) of completion.
  • Step 3: Submit the Certification Questionnaire included in this training, and your application is complete.*
  • Click here for full Certification requirements

That's it! No hidden fees. No catch. Just certification made EASY.

*Professional standards apply.
Click Here to Learn More About ECDCS Certification

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A Comprehensive Approach to the Aging Client with Dementia:
Certification Course


Valued at $649.93
Yours for Only $199.99 Today!
Includes your Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) Certification*, a $99.99 value, FREE!
Plus, earn up to 13.0 CE Hours!
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

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