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Care of the Patient with Alzheimer`s Disease or a Related Disorder: Communication with Cognitively Impaired

Care of the Patient with Alzheimer's Disease or a Related Disorders

Communication with Cognitively Impaired

IMPORTANT!! Please check the Board Approval Information below to ensure the course is approved by your professional board and will provide the CE credits you need.

Course Description

In addition to board approval for CEs, this course is designed to meet the specific requirements of the Florida Statute requiring 1 CH of continuing education for those providing direct care to patients with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders in long-term care. This course is approved to meet the requirements of the Department of Elder Affairs for the nursing home one-hour requirement, Training Provider #ALF 754, Curriculum Approval #NH AD 8688. It is re-approved every three years by the DOEA. Next renewal date is 11/28/2020.

Purpose and Objectives

This program emphasizes direct care of those with cognitive impairment. At the conclusion of the program the participant will be able to:

  • Distinguish between normal aging and memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
  • Identify the characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
  • Communicate effectively with residents who have Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

About the Author

Linda S. Greenfield, RN, PhD

Linda is the educational administrator, author and instructor for Consultants for the Future. She is a graduate from Iowa State University and Columbia Pacific University and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities as a doctorial student. She has taught hundreds of seminars and authored home study courses for over thirty five years in healthcare continuing education.

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Her clinical experiences include acute and long term care, including experience as a flight nurse in the US Air Force and as an educator in a college based nursing program. Linda has a passion for life-long learning and is always on the breaking edge of the latest information in health and healing, integrating both conventional and alternative approaches. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics into easy to understand concepts with practical applications for everyday needs. Linda has been honored as a keynote speaker at several conferences and conventions, including the Spring 2005 conference of the Iowa Department of Health where she spoke about energy healing.

Board Approval Information

Care of the Patient with Alzheimer's Disease or a Related Disorders
Communication with Cognitively Impaired

Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Boards of Nursing, Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology and audiology(clinical), Massage Therapy (Course No. 3342), Respiratory Therapy, Nursing Home Administrators, and Council of Certified Nursing Assistants; Provider No. 50-435; It is accepted as a complementary board approved course by the Florida Board of Dietetics and Nutrition. It is approved by the FPTA for Physical Therapy, CE19-7181. Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors. The DOEA Provider No. is ALF754. Curriculum No. NH AD 8688. The course is approved by the Ohio Board of Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology, Provider No. 50-435; the District of Columbia Board of Nursing; Provider No. 50-435; the Alabama board of Occupational Therapy, Provider No. 50-435; the Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; the Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider No. 61, the Iowa Behavioral Science Examiners for Mental Health Counselors and Marital & Family Therapists, Sponsor No. 1-05, the Iowa Social Work Examiners, Sponsor No. 334, and it meets the requirements of the Iowa Licensed Nursing Home Administrators; and is approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider No. 04422. The course meets the requirements of the Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada and Kentucky Boards of Nursing, and other states by reciprocity.

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