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By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name four rules for interactions used by a caregiver of an elderly person with Alzheimer’s.
-Name five steps of assessing difficult behavior.
-Name nine steps for managing negative reactions.
-Explain three factors regarding other impairments caused by dementia.
-Name two important aspects of care for the caregiver.
-Name three basic steps to the application of cognitive training techniques.
-Name six domains of communication.
-Name the seven components of the complementing team approach.
-Name the eight most common behavioral problems in dementia.
-Name four factors most influenced a caregiver’s desire to be referred to an AA chapter.
-Name three components of the SET intervention approach.
-Explain an important factor in the caregiver's ability to successfully balance her or his own personal needs with the demands of caregiving.
-Name four uses of music with clients with dementia.
-Explain what research indicates about caregivers’ use of respite care.
-Name five sources of nonsupport arising from unmet expectations.
-Explain why is it difficult for a caregiver to eliminate contact with persons who are sources of negative or nonsupportive interactions.
-Explain what factor was the most highly associated with caregiving impact.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."