Comprehensive Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Course Requirements.

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These are the requirements of the NCCDP comprehensive NCCDP Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar CADDCT. At minimum, you must have completed an 8 hour comprehensive seminar by an approved NCCDP Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer CADDCT. In some states the trainer may increase the instruction hours to meet the state guidelines. But the seminar can not be taught in less than 8 hours which includes lunch break.

The trainer names are posted on the NCCDP web site. The instructors may be teaching this seminar in collaboration with a local college.

When you submit your application, you must attach a copy of the Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Certificate that was provided to you by the instructor when you attended the seminar.

The certificate must state your name,the course title, date, start time of course and end time of course, location, instructors name and credentials.

The NCCDP approved instructor will supply each student with a NCCDP Hand Out Notebook.

The seminar does not include the Power Point or memory sticks. The instructors per their contracts with the NCCDP are not allowed to give the student this information. The hand out notebook is comprehensive and covers all the information reviewed in the seminar.

The student should submit the evaluation form that is included in the CDP application. If you do not see the evaluation form you can download the evaluation from the web site.

The modules that are to be covered by your instructor are:

Over view of Dementia / Alzheimer's Disease: Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment
Tests and Evaluations used for Dementia
Feelings and Repetitive Behaviors
Wandering, Hoarding and Paranoia and Hallucinations
Intimacy, Sexuality, Aggressive Behaviors and Catastrophic Behaviors
Depression and Alzheimer's Disease
Personal Care; Pain, Nutrition, Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Eating, Swallowing and Sleep Disturbances
Activities & Alzheimer's Disease Calendars
Environment: Changes that make a difference
Staff and Family Relationships
Stress and the CareGiver
Multicultural Considerations
Pastoral Care and Preparing for End of Life

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