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Advanced Dementia: The Need for Palliative Care


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Full course description




Self-Paced; 2 Hours





What you'll learn:

This module will focus on the progression and impact of advanced dementia; behavioral challenges and approaches; functional changes and support; medical and palliative care strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe features of advanced dementia.
  • Describe medical care, common behavioral challenges, and functional changes that occur in the person with advanced dementia (PWAD).
  • Identify education and support needs, lifestyle changes, and long-term planning for persons with advanced stage illness and their family.
  • Describe nursing assessment, planning, and interventions with outcomes and implications for palliative care.

This is one of five modules in the Caring for Person’s with Alzheimer’s disease and Other Related Dementias and their Families Across the Continuum of Care Series. The overall purpose of the series is to increase the knowledge and skills of nursing and other health care professionals to enable them to facilitate optimal dementia care and family support during all stages of the illness.

This series was made possible by funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation and Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.

What you'll do:

Self-paced voice-enhanced PowerPoint presentations, videos, interactive learning activities, references, call to action, post-test and evaluation.

Who is this course designed for:

Nurses and health care providers in clinical and academic settings. Content may also be of interest and helpful for patients, family members, caregivers and the general public.

What you’ll receive:

Verification of Completion stating title of course and number of hours to complete.

No continuing nursing education contact hours are provided for this course.

About the instructor

Carol O. Long, Ph.D.

Dr. Carol Long is currently CEO and Principal for Capstone Healthcare. She is an expert in palliative care and author/speaker on dementia care nationally and internationally in the countries of Taiwan, Thailand, China (Hong Kong) and Singapore. She has authored numerous publications on advanced dementia care and is a researcher on several grants locally and across the US. Dr. Long has received numerous awards from state and national organizations for work in gerontological nursing and dementia care.

Some of her professional activities includes: Fellow of Palliative Care Nursing designation from the national Hospice and Palliative Nurse Association, Transcultural Nursing Scholar, Transcultural Nursing Society International, End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) national team and trainer. Dr. Long was honored with the Arizona Geriatrics Society Gerontologist of the Year Award in 2006 and the ELNEC Distinguished Trainer in 2008.