Accurately diagnose dementias based upon symptomatology and onset
Identify effective medications
Identify common problems of persons with dementia
Identify pharmacological interventions to deal with associated problems
Describe considerations when making patient placement/treatment decisions
Differentiate between effective and ineffective interventions for persons with dementia
List the symptoms common to the dementias
Discuss the types of information and education the patient and family require
Based in part on Counselor Toolbox Episode 222 Alzheimer's and Dementias
For mental health and addiction counselors (LPC, LMHC, LPCC, LADC, CADC, and counselors in training), social workers (LCSW, LMSW, LSW, RSW), pastoral staff, case managers (CCM) and marriage and family therapists (LMFT)
Recognize how their attitudes and beliefs about aging and about older individuals may be relevant to their assessment and treatment of older adults
Develop knowledge about adult development and aging
Understand diversity in the aging process
Understand cognitive changes in older adults., problems in daily living among older adults.
Review theory, research, and practice of various methods of assessment and intervention with older adults, and knowledgeable of assessment instruments that are psychometrically suitable for use with them.
Develop awareness of issues related to the provision of prevention and health promotion services with older adults.