New Course "Understanding Dementia" Offered from the National Certification Board for Alzheimer and Aging Care

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NCBAC™ today announced the addition of a new course to its curriculum of eldercare training. The new three hour program, Understanding Dementia, is a certificate course aimed at providing a complete overview of the subject.

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"We created this new course, "Understanding Dementia", in response to customer requests. It's designed for those who need a general understanding of the subject."

Each day more than 10,000 Americans are turning 65. As baby boomers become seniors, the need for education about the common diseases of aging is increasing at a rapid rate.

NCBAC, a national leader in Certification and training for eldercare, has announced a new certificate course entitled "Understanding Dementia". The course is for those who need a general understanding of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD). It is presented in a slide format, with explanations of many aspects of the disease, simple diagrams and voice narration.

The three Modules include: 1) Overview of Dementia, Alzheimers and related diseases, 2) Key factors in patient care including assessing patient behavior, common behavioral issues, Activities of Daily Living and issues related to independence and autonomy, 3) Patient's rights, safety issues and abuse and neglect.

Understanding Dementia will be available in June of this year.

Currently, NCBAC also offers Certifications including Certified Alzheimer Caregiver CAC™, Certified Alzheirmer Educator, CAEd™ and Certified Relocaction Transition Specialist CRTS(tm).

According to Donna Surges Tatum, PhD, CAE, CAEd and President of NCBAC, "We created this new course, "Understanding Dementia", in response to customer requests. It's designed for those who need a general understanding of the subject."

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