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Caregiver Help: Sex and Dementia

Elaine K. Sanchez; Alex A. Sanchez, EdD

CE Credit: 1 Hour

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Occupational Therapy CEUs | Marriage & Family Therapy CE | Nutrition & Dietetics CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Video

Course Abstract

Caregiver Help: Sex and Dementia is a 1-hour online video-based continuing education (CE/CEU) course that explores how Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases impact the brain in ways that can cause some surprising, challenging, and inappropriate behaviors.

Some people with dementia may develop a heightened interest in sex – even to the point of aggression; experience a waning or complete loss of interest in sex; become addicted to pornography; lose the ability to understand what kind of behavior is acceptable; have a different perception of place and time and a different interpretation of reality from their caregivers; get agitated and upset when their caregivers don’t communicate with them effectively; and behave in ways that are confusing and upsetting to family members and professional healthcare workers. Even so, the patient deserves to be treated with respect and every effort should be made to maintain their dignity. The course video is split into 2 parts for your convenience.

Closeout Course #10-86 | 2015 | 55 minutes | 7 posttest questions

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Learning Objectives

1. List symptoms of dementia-related sexual behavior
2. Identify various unmet needs that may result in inappropriate sexual behavior
3. List ways in which dementia-related diseases can impact a person’s personality and behavior
4. Name various types of challenging behaviors exhibited by people with dementia-related diseases
5. Identify strategies for effectively communicating with people who have dementia
CE INFORMATION

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Psychology and the Office of School Psychology and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635).

COURSE DIRECTIONS

This video course provides instant access to the course video, course handout and CE test. After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to view the video, download/print the course handout and take the CE test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while watching the course video).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

About the Author(s)

Elaine K. Sanchez is an author, speaker and co-founder of CaregiverHelp.com. She co-teaches “Gero 407- Caregiving” at Western Oregon University with her husband Alex, and she writes the daily blog, “Caregiver Help Word of the Day.” She is the author of four books, including Letters from Madelyn, Chronicles of a Caregiver and contributes articles regularly to CaringTimes, Griswold Home Care’s blog.

Disclosure

Financial
: Mrs. Sanchez receives royalties from Professional Development Resources on sales of her courses.
Nonfinancial
: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.  


Alex A. Sanchez, EdD, is the co-founder of CaregiverHelp.com, a video-based caregiver support program, and currently co-teaches “Gero 407- Caregiving” with Elaine at Western Oregon University. He earned his Master’s in Counseling and his Doctorate in Educational Psychology at New Mexico State University.  He retired from Oregon State University in 2012, after teaching a doctoral program in Community College Leadership for 15 years. Previously he served as President of Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, NM, President of Rio Hondo College in Whittier, CA, Vice President for Community and International Programs at the University of New Mexico, Academic Dean at New Mexico Military Institute, and Founding Director of Dona Ana Community College in Las Cruces, NM.

Disclosure

Financial
: Dr. Sanchez receives royalties from Professional Development Resources on sales of his courses.
Nonfinancial
: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.  


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