Classroom Course » Integrity Intact: All Encompassing Dementia Care and Ethical Implications

Dates & Times:
November 29, Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Hosted By:
Continuing Education Institute of Illinois

Self registration for this course is not allowed.
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Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are becoming an epidemic amongst our aging seniors, and even more so now, young adults. It's imperative as healthcare professionals to truly understand this disease in order to provide the best quality care. Dr. Jennifer Stelter, Clinical Psychologist, and Jessica Ryan, Biologist, from NeuroEssence, LLC at the Dementia Connection Institute, will review what is dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, the symptoms associated, and evidenced-based approaches to care that have shown success by using the Dementia Connection ModelĀ© developed by Dr. Stelter. Learn communications strategies and how to handle challenging response behaviors with a number of tools for your toolbox, while taking into consideration preferences and diversity. Last but not least, learn the ethical implications to consider.

This program meets two requirements for training: Public Act 102-0399, amending the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, adding Section 2105-365 which requires that healthcare professionals who provide services to and have direct patient contact with adults age 26 or older to have one hour of continuing education (CE) training on the diagnosis, treatment and care of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias per renewal period, and it meets the CE requirement for ethics training as well.


  • Understand the prevalence of Alzheimer's dementia, as well as the diagnostic procedures, symptoms, and prognosis.
  • Learn how to best connect to someone living with dementia through effective communication strategies and a handful of non-pharmacological tools through a new approach to care that helps in ADL care and managing negative response behaviors.
  • Review the ethical implications to consider in dementia care.

Intended Audience:

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Clinical Professional Counselor

Clinical Psychologist

Licensed Practical Nurse

Nursing Home Administrator

Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist

Physical Therapy Assistant


Physician Assistant

Professional Counselor

Social Workers

Registered Nurse

Respiratory Care Practitioner

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation details
 Jessica Ryan 
 Dr. Jennifer Stelter 
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