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Strategies To Increase Communication With Dementia Patients

# e31   Strategies To Increase Communication With Dementia Patients

by Lou Eaves, M.S., CCC-SLP

0.2 CEUs

$ 39.00

This online course explains the particular communication challenges that occur when interacting with dementia patients. It discusses functional strategies to use during skilled intervention and provides suggestions for intervention and carryover to support personal. Implementation of Medicare guidelines for skilled service determination is provided.

This goal of this course is to improve your communication with dementia patients, and to improve the communication of dementia patients with others in their environment. What you learn, you demonstrate. What you demonstrate, you teach. What you teach, others imitate. Your efforts will enhance communication throughout your facility or clinic with those who require special effort. For those who are the recipients of your effort, you will revolutionize lives. Offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 contact hours. 

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

Course Format: Text — including charts, examples and references.  

At eCourse conclusion, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the need for and benefits of successful communication with dementia patients.
  2. Identify elements of communication breakdown in interactions with dementia patients.
  3. Design and implement skilled, billable assessment, and intervention services for dementia patients.

A score of 80% or better must be received on the post-test in order to
receive a certificate of completion.

Lou Eaves, M.S., CCC-SLP, has a B.S. degree in Speech Education from the University of Southern Mississippi, M.S. degree in Communication from the University of Southern Mississippi, and M.S. degree in Speech Pathology from Louisiana State University. She has 30 years experience in direct clinical services and administration of rehabilitation services for geriatric patients. Employment settings have included private practice, hospital, outpatient, home health and long-term care. Mrs. Eaves is currently in private practice providing direct clinical services in long-term care, consultation services related to dementia services, and product development for service delivery. Her publications include Brain Storms, A cognitive–linguistic stimulation program to manage clients with dementia as well as online educational materials related to dementia and dementia interventions. Lou recently retired after 34 years in speech pathology working in home health, acute care, hospital, SNF, and rehab unit settings .

 

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial — Lou Eaves is the author of Brain Storms, which is published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Lou Eaves is the author of online CEU courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Lou Eaves has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.  


Intended Audience

  • SLPA
  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 2 CEEs. Northern Speech Services’ continuing education activities are eligible for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs) in speech-language pathology. An activity’s eligibility for CEEs does not imply SAC’s endorsement of its content or any associated products or procedures.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

ASHA CE Registry:  During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUS: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Peer Reviewed: This course was peer reviewed and registered with ASHA on 06/30/2015.

  • Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.

  • Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the E-Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.

  • Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).

  • ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

  • Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.

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"I liked the personal tone of this course. Very effective." – S.M. (Dec. 2016)

"The discussion on environmental factors that impact communication with patients with dementia was most beneficial. I liked the direct approach about communications with patients and dementia and how to enhance communication with this population." – D.L. (Dec. 2016)

"I found practicing with the sample patients to determine what would be important for intervention techniques and the elements of functional really helpful." – S.S. (Nov. 2016)

"I appreciated the information regarding intervention - compensatory skills by staff and family. I liked the basic, useful information for the dementia population...not complicated to administer; yet, a challenging task." – V.R. (Nov. 2016)

"The discussion about how staff members typically communicate with dementia patients and suggestions for improvement was really good." – P.K. (Oct. 2016)

"The author is quite knowledgeable and the content is well organized and well-written. She presents as a specialist who is highly engaged in researching communication in dementia patients." – R.A. (Aug. 2016)

"Very comprehensive and focused on establishing communication and interaction. I especially enjoyed the information regarding Medicare and billable services." – D.C. (Aug. 2016)

"I appreciated the portion on the Melodic Intonation Therapy. I like that the author presented the written study so that later use is available." – J.M. (June 2016)

"The content was very organized and so easy to take away the information and immediately utilize it in my practice. I appreciated the references directly to CMS guidelines and how to document for justification of intervention." – J.G. (May 2016)

"I liked the assessment tool recommendations, specific interventions, and Medicare guidelines." – K.G. (Mar. 2016)

"I liked the case studies. I appreciated the discussions on deficits, strengths and compensatory skill development." – D.A. (Jan. 2016)

"The specific strategies to improving communication with examples provided were really beneficial." – D.S.E.P. (Jan. 2016)

"I felt it was a thorough explanation of dementia and positve strategies to use with this population. The Linguistic Features chart with utilization of strengths and compensation for deficits was incredibly helpful." – C.M. (Jan. 2016)

 

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