Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2015 | ADRD | Middle and Later Stages: Supporting Caregivers and Coping with Challenging Behaviors

Healthcare professional counsels a patient after an Alzheimer's disease diagnosis.

How to earn contact hour credit

This course is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test, and evaluation. To earn contact hours, watch the lecture, complete the post-test, and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.

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Target Audience

This course is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers and other interested professionals.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify changes in mood, health and psychosocial function commonly experienced by caregivers of persons with dementia.
  2. Describe the major triggers and consequences of problem behaviors in persons with dementia.
  3. Identify strategies for preventing or decreasing problem behaviors in persons with dementia.
  4. Identify the primary evidence-based intervention strategies that have been used to increase skill and enhance resilience in dementia caregivers.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours

David La Fazia, PhD, MSW
Research Scientist, Psychosocial and Community Health Nursing, UW School of Nursing; Lecturer, UW Professional and Continuing Education, Gerontology Certificate Program, UW School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle

Susan McCurry, PhD
Research Professor, Northwest Research Group on Aging, Psychosocial and Community Health Nursing, UW School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours


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