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Dementia and Memory Impairment

  • In-Service Kit:

    In-Service Kit: "The Brain and Dementia"

    This ready-to-teach in-service package includes all the pieces needed to teach a 25-minute in-service.

    In-Service Topic "The Brain and Dementia"
    Dementia is a common disease among the elderly that can be very difficult to understand. For caregivers, caring for people with dementia in long-term care can be extremely stressful and unpredictable unless one understands what is happening in the resident’s brain and why it leads to certain behaviors. This in-service teaches the following:

    • What dementia is, which includes dispelling myths about what it is not
    • How dementia affects the three main areas of the brain, and how this leads to undesirable behaviors, such as anger and yelling
    • A comprehensive review of symptoms and stages of dementia

    This in-service is a downloadable zip file and includes:

    • Access to watch recorded video (internet access required)
    • Presentation slides and script (Microsoft PowerPoint File)
    • Presentation handout as slides and notes (PDF)
    • 4-page summary of presentation (PDF)
    • 4 tests with 5 questions each and answer key (PDF)
    • Follow-up (PDF)
    • Certificate Template (Fillable PDF)