Social Work Education
About The Course
Course Title: Dementia: The Book and Its Chapters
Learning Method: Record asynchronous distance (non-interactive). This course includes a recorded video and access to the presented resources.
Amount of CE Credit Offered: 1 credit (general)
Fees: This course can be purchased individually for $25 or as part of an annual unlimited continuing education subscription available for $99/year.
Posttest: Following the course, the participant will take a 10 question posttest. A score of 70% correct is required to pass and obtain a certificate. If you do not pass the posttest, it can be re-taken after fully reviewing the materials again.
Certificate of Completion: In order to receive a certificate of completion, you must indicate that you’ve watched the entire video portion of the course, earn a passing grade on the test, and complete the requested course evaluation.
Description of the Course:
Dementia is a complex and multifaceted condition that affects millions worldwide. This course, led Tiffany Works, MS, MSW, LMSW, offers a deep dive into the world of dementia, shedding light on its various forms, symptoms, and the challenges it presents. With a rich blend of academic knowledge and real-world experience, Tiffany brings a unique perspective to the table, making this course both informative and relatable.
The course begins by distinguishing between different types of dementia, with a particular emphasis on Alzheimer’s and frontotemporal lobe dementia. Participants will gain a clear understanding of the unique symptoms associated with each type and the progression patterns to expect. Tiffany’s approach is holistic, ensuring that learners not only grasp the medical aspects but also appreciate the emotional and psychological toll dementia can take on patients and their families.
One of the standout features of this course is its focus on real-life scenarios. Tiffany shares poignant anecdotes, such as her interaction with a former coach diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. These stories serve as powerful illustrations of the theoretical knowledge being imparted, allowing participants to see the practical application of their learning.
Moreover, the course delves into the ethical responsibilities of professionals working with dementia patients. Tiffany emphasizes the importance of providing clarity, education, and compassionate care. She also shares strategies for effective communication, ensuring that caregivers and medical professionals can interact with patients in a manner that is both respectful and understanding.
Describe the updates on the changes in Dementia diagnosis in DSM-5 TR
Differentiate the Dementia diagnoses & types
Explain the signs & symptoms of some common types of Dementia
Masters and Clinical level licensees pursuing continuing education.
Both beginning and intermediate-level content are included in this course.