Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2013 | ADRD | Caregiving for Persons with Dementia

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, Washington State Residential Care Council Members 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. Recognize the major triggers and consequences of problem behaviors in persons with dementia and identify strategies for preventing or decreasing these behaviors. 
  3. 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 LaFazia, PhD, MSW
Research Scientist, Psychosocial and Community Health, UW School of Nursing

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours


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