CARES® Dementia-Related Behavior™ is a 4-module (4-hour) program that focuses on the behavior of people with dementia that is hard to understand and difficult to respond to. Sometimes referred to as "challenging behavior" or "inappropriate behavior," we use the term "dementia-related behavior" as a person-centered, respectful term that does not put blame on the person with dementia.
You’ll learn thoughtful and effective ways to care for people with dementia when they are confused, frustrated, scared, or angry. You'll learn what to do when a person with dementia yells, curses, hits, kicks, or bites. And, you'll learn when and how to respond to sexual behavior. Knowing these new ways of caring can make the behavior less severe. This can make caregiving less stressful for you and make life better for the person with dementia.
This program is ideal for all employees at nursing homes including CNAs, nurses, supervisors, social workers, administrators, and activity directors, as well as dietary, laundry, housekeeping, security, and transportation staff. It can also be used in assisted living facilities, home health organizations, adult day programs, governmental and social service agencies, and by police, fire, and emergency medical personnel ("first responders"). And now, you can get certified by the Alzheimer's Association® in essentiALZ® Plus Dementia-Related Behavior.
The strategies used in this program center around the CARES® Approach, HealthCare Interactive's trademarked step-by-step approach to any situation with any person at any level of thinking decline. CARES Dementia-Related Behavior was developed in conjunction with a national team of experts.
The 4 modules include:
1. Introduction to Dementia-Related Behavior
There is also a "Values" section that helps users understand how values and beliefs can impact care.
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