Coping with a Diagnosis of Dementia AAMA

Coping with a Diagnosis of Dementia:  A Caregivers Guide to Planning

Course Expiration Date:  5/1/21

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

Course Description:  To provide more detailed education on dementia and how caregivers can plan to provide care to patients with dementia.

Instructor:  Macie P. Smith, Ed.D., LBSW, C-SWCM

Target Audience:  Nursing, Social Workers, Counselors and Therapists, Medical Assistants, and any other interested healthcare provider

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • define a diagnosis of dementia.
  • discuss coping skills when engaging persons living with dementia.
  • list resources available to aid in the support of caregiving responsibilities.

Credit Statements:

Certified Medical Assistants: This program, #138359,  has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for  1.0 CG credit. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content of the program's sponsor.

Others: This program is approved for 0.2 CEUs (2 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

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