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Become a Certified Dementia Care Specialist (CDCS) while learning straightforward strategies and subtle tactics to make your practice more effective.

It's no secret:

Working with dementia patients can be difficult.

They can challenge your patience, skills, and resourcefulness as a clinician.

And beyond the simple challenge of everyday conversation, you also have to learn to manage…

  • Unpredictable combativeness — even aggression
  • Dangerous wandering
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Strange delusions
  • Disruptive repetitive behaviors
 

And here's what's even more challenging:

Our first instincts are not always the best treatment strategies.

Working with dementia patients can be more counterintuitive than you think. But with the right knowledge and techniques, you can transform challenging moments into patient (and personal) victories.

You can soothe the stress of dementia patients with subtle strategies and tactics.

And you can create an environment where patients aren't victims of dementia, but instead respected people living with dementia.

According to current data, dementia isn't going anywhere.

In fact, if things don't change, we expect the prevalence of dementia to TRIPLE in the next 30 years.

So if we're going to see a massive increase in the number of adults living with dementia, one thing remains true:

Professionals with the skills to work with these patients will be needed more than ever.

And this program by licensed clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Sherrie All, founder of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness, can help you gain those skills.

Beyond the insightful strategies you'll be able to use every day…

This course also offers the education needed to become Certified Dementia Care Specialist (CDCS).

Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia Certification
$356.88 Value
Just $149.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 6.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition. Click here for total course CE Credit
Imagine Your Life As A Certified Dementia Care Specialist (CDCS)...

 

Becoming a Certified Dementia Care Specialist (CDCS) shows patients and colleagues you're committed to providing the best care possible. And the best part is, your application for certification is included in the course price!

Not only will you have more confidence in patient interactions, you'll operate with more certainty in professional interactions too. All because you'll be equipped with powerful dementia care information.

Beyond that, certification is also a formal documentation of your specialized knowledge. It inspires trust from both patients and colleagues.

And, as an added benefit, you could enjoy more favorable treatment from insurance companies and managed care panels too.

Learn More Here: www.agingcert.com

Certification Made Simple

 

In just three easy steps, you can earn your Certificate in Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias.

Step 1: Watch the online course.

Step 2: Complete the CE test and instantly print your certificate of completion.

Step 3: Submit your certificate of completion and professional license to the International Association of Aging Specialists, an Evergreen Certifications brand.

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


Transform Your Practice an Expert Approach to Dementia Care

 

After this eye-opening course, you'll have the knowledge to…

  • Identify the symptoms of each type of dementia and how they impact identification and prognosis
  • Use two powerful and effective assessment tools to screen for possible cognitive difficulty
  • Employ subtle, yet powerful communication skills to work harmoniously with patients who have dementia
  • Calmly address (and mitigate) challenging patient behaviors like wandering, aggression, and paranoia
  • Understand the impact medications, preventative treatment, and advances in early detection could impact care of people with dementia
  • Become a champion of elder care ethics, working to ensure patients are respected in the way they deserve
Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia Certification
$356.88 Value
Just $149.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 6.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition. Click here for total course CE Credit

 


"Dr. All's content and delivery was just fantastic. I have recommended the course to several colleagues."

—Kimberly K

 

You can provide the best and most respectful care to patients and empower their
loved ones with the knowledge to handle Dementia behavior.


What You Will Learn
This Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia Certification program contains 6 eye-opening modules. Each module is designed to give you an important piece of the dementia puzzle. By the end of the course, you'll have a comprehensive understanding of both dementia identification and treatment practices.
 
Manifestations and Prognosis for Each Type of Dementia
As of 2015, there were about 47 million people worldwide living with dementia. And while cognitive decline is a normal consequence of old age, dementia is not. In this section, you'll learn how to identify different types of dementia as well as the physical effects of dementia on the brain.
  • The #1 risk factor for dementia
  • Why dementia will bankrupt Medicare if we do nothing
  • Dementia vs. Alzheimer's — what's the difference?
  • Three things that increase the risk for dementia
  • The part of the brain most affected by Alzheimer's disease
  • The special brain circuit that must be intact to form new memories
  • The two physical causes of Alzheimer's
  • The seven stages of dementia based on the Global Deterioration Scale (GDS) and the Functional Assessment Staging Test (FAST)
  • Pseudo-dementias and reversible conditions (How to make sure it actually is dementia...and not something else)
 
Cognitive Assessment Tools and Advances in Early Detection
According to a 2017 study, dementia interventions can "transform the lives of people with dementia and their families." But effective intervention depends on effective assessment and detection. This section will teach you how to assess for dementia.
  • MoCA and SLUMS — what these two 10-minute tests tell you...and what they don't
  • The four types of intervention for dementia (and the powerful, positive effect these interventions can have on patients and caretakers)
  • Should you refer for a full Neuropsych evaluation? Here's how to decide
  • The Alzheimer's "risk-factor" gene
 
Communication Strategies to Improve Care
People with dementia communicate differently than the general population. Because of that, smart communication strategies are a must.
  • The five types of communication problems exhibited by people with dementia
  • Best practices to avoid arguments
  • Three things you should never do when talking to a person with dementia
  • Innovative communication tools you can use when communication becomes difficult or slows to a stop
 
Causes of and Solutions to Challenging Behaviors
Caring for a person with dementia can be challenging. Not just from a "time and effort" standpoint, but from a "how should I handle this?" standpoint. This module will equip you with helpful tactics to solve challenging behaviors.
  • Two ways to assess for a hidden cause of challenging behaviors
  • Sundowning — how to prevent it from happening and handle it when it does
  • These five signs indicate a patient might be at risk for wandering — here's how to spot them
  • Hallucinations vs. Delusions vs. Schizophrenia — How do you tell the difference?
  • Paranoia Management Strategies
  • "Feelings are more important than facts" — a 2003 study reveals why you should remember this counterintuitive quote when working with patients
 
Psycho-pharmacology & Nutrition: The Latest Medications and Preventative Treatments
Dementia treatment isn't only about how we interact with patients. This module will reveal the most helpful pharmaceutical and dietary interventions.
  • "What medications have been approved for behavioral and cognitive symptoms?" This section will show you
  • The popular diet that's been shown to have a positive effect on Alzheimer's prevention and intervention
  • A surprising class of over-the-counter drugs that actually contribute to dementia
  • One simple activity that can be used as treatment for dementia (and can actually help grow more brain cells)
 
Ethical Issues Related to Dementia
Ethical issues related to dementia include end of life challenges, abuse, and multicultural considerations. This section will help you identify potential issues and plan for effective interventions.
  • End of life issues that could arise when caring for or treating a person living with dementia
  • Shocking abuse statistics for people living with dementia
  • When mandatory reporting of abuse is required (and the professional fields that are required to report it)
  • Multicultural issues that can factor into dementia identification and treatment
Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia Certification
$356.88 Value
Just $149.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
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Your CDCS certification application (A $99.99 value)

Certification made simple! Register today and pay no additional fees to complete your Certified Dementia Care Specialist certification.

 
Mindful Aging PDF Download (A $16.95 value)

The acclaimed Mindful Aging is full of exercises and tools to help you embrace a new mindset and blaze a new trail in your life fueled by passion, purpose, and creativity. Through research, inspiring stories of real people, and Dr. Brandt’s psychological insight, you’ll be able to claim the immense joy and love that are yours to have, the deep wisdom that is yours to share, and the exciting self-discoveries and contributions that are uniquely yours to make.

 

Meet the Course Expert:
Sherrie All

Sherrie All, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist who has specialized in treating people with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, TBI, MS and other neurological disorders for over a decade.

Dr. All is the founder and director of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness, a private neuropsychology practice specializing in cognitive rehabilitation and brain health.

The evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation interventions she uses have helped hundreds of adults experiencing cognitive declines improve their thinking skills, expand their functional independence and enhance their brain health.

Dr. All has worked as a consultant to the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, helping to develop and evaluate a holistic brain fitness program, and her work with individuals on ways to lower their personal risk for dementia has earned the attention of media outlets including The New Yorker and Crain’s Chicago Business.

Dr. All earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and is a member of the American Psychological Association. Click here for information about Sherrie All

Who is this training for?

This training is for professionals who want to provide the best patient care possible and to position their practice to excel.

That includes the following professions, which are eligible for up to 6.25 CE hours through this course.

  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Certified Nurses Assistants
  • Homecare Workers
  • Other Rehab, Medical and Mental Health Professionals
This interactive online training also offers you a community of peers and mentors all focused on helping clients succeed.
Continuing Education Credits Available!
Click here for total course CE Credit and details specific to your profession.
Want to know more about the course outline?
Click here for course objectives and outline.
Additional questions about this training? Please contact PESI toll free at 800-844-8260.

Are you ready to step into the life awaiting you as a Certified Dementia Care Specialist (CDCS)?
This course fulfills the educational requirements to become a Certified Dementia Care Specialist (CDCS) through the International Association of Aging Specialists.
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Get Certified and Go Further... Become a Certified Dementia Care Specialist (CDCS) to show your employer, clients, potential clients and fellow professionals your commitment to honing your skills and staying up to date on treatment best-practices.

 

Professional Reputation and Credibility
Distinguish yourself from your peers and increase your opportunities for career advancement, earning potential, and client growth. Certification is a personal accomplishment that you can be proud of!
Client Trust
Client’s working with a Certified Professional can be confident they are receiving top-tier care for their unique needs.
Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia Certification
$356.88 Value
Just $149.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 6.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition. Click here for total course CE Credit
The Next Steps in Advancing Your Practice
 
Watch your email for your order confirmation, and get instant access to the comprehensive videos, handouts, and bonus materials to transform your clinical skills and help patients with dementia. Click here for course objectives and outline.
 
Review the course materials at your own pace and at your convenience! You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever. Plus, use the CE21 Mobile™ app to access the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices.
 
Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all focused on integrating these effective techniques into their practice, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and to build your professional network.
 
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 6.25 CE hours! Click here for total course CE Credit and credit details specific to your profession. You'll end this intensive training with a course certificate of completion to apply towards Certified Dementia Care Specialist (CDCS) certification!

 

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia Certification
$356.88 Value
Just $149.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 6.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition. Click here for total course CE Credit
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