Earn your NIDE Dementia Certification - when you take the Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: Concepts & Techniques Seminar
Earn up to 10 CEUs and your NIDE dementia certification.
There are three different NIDE certificates of experience. Certificate of experience options and requirements:
- obtain minimum 4-hours of NIDE approved dementia training
- ongoing advocacy such as fundraising, presentations, etc.
- minimum 1 year in the field of dementia with first person interaction with someone with dementia or living with someone with a dementia diagnosis
Dementia Caregiver: NIDE Certified (DC-NC)
- obtain 8-hours of NIDE approved dementia training
- minimum 1 year in field of dementia with hands on experience with activities of daily living and resident engagement
- obtain 12 hours of NIDE approved dementia training
- have been in a supervisory (or care planning) role for minimum of 1 year within dementia population
- minimum of 2 years in field of dementia
- experience with ongoing care planning
- experience with in-service training or dementia care management
The Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Concepts & Techniques Seminar is required for those pursuing dementia certification through NIDE and who qualify for one of the three NIDE certificates of experience.
- Receive and understand the fundamentals on dementia education and dementia care
- Learn early signs of dementia vs. normal aging
- Learn what are the risk factors of dementia
- Be able to recognize the symptoms in every dementia stage
- Understanding of the brain and what is happening in the brain causing the progression of the disease
- Learn about the characteristics of Alzheimer's disease and other most common types of dementias and helpful hints for caring for each specific dementia
- Learn communication techniques; how to communicate with and how to understand what your resident/family member is trying to communicate to you
- Ability to enhance the quality of life for those living with dementia
- Learn ways to provide more meaningful experiences for your loved one or resident
- Immediately apply tools, alternative therapy and interventions for caregiver stress reduction
- Understand causes of common behaviors and how to prevent and/or reduce difficult care situations
- Earn up to 10 CEUs
- Receive a certificate of attendance at the seminar
- Application and submission for NIDE dementia certification (all done for you by Dementia360 Consulting)
- Join FB community support group "Dementia360 - Be The Change"
- with other either healthcare professionals or family caregivers for added support and continued conversation
- Reduce pharmacological interventions
- Improved employee retention when provided with tools and skills to recognize and prevent/reduce behavioral challenges that arise
- Improved environment for residents/patients/
participants that also creates an environment for employees that is peaceful, enjoyable and less distracting. When employees are provided with tools to assist them in providing a personalized care approach that helps them to connect with their dementia patients.
- Employees become more productive when they are able to better recognize and meet the needs of their dementia patients before situations and behaviors arise.
- Improved employee satisfaction and attendance through the support of management by offering training that sets them up for dementia care success and in turn creates a more positive team and work culture.
- Work with a trainer/educator that you can trust - a leader in the senior healthcare industry for years.
- Dementia360 Student Handbook (digital)
- Dementia360 Handouts (digital)
- Certificate qualifying you for NIDE dementia certification (sent digitally after completion of course)
- Up to 10 hours of continuing education credits (for qualifying nurse)
- Seminar I includes 7 hours
- Seminar I & II includes 10 hours
- Free access to the FB community support group "Dementia360 - Be The Change" with other either healthcare professionals or family caregivers for added support and continued conversation