Elkhorn, NE: Vetter Team Member Presents Dementia Care Training for Nebraska Health Care Association

Vetter is known for dedication to providing our elders with Quality Life and Quality Care, specifically for those individuals with dementia.

Cameo Rogers, CTRS, CDP, CDCM, CADDCT, Life Enrichment Coordinator for Vetter Health Services is an approved instructor to teach the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar Curriculum through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP); she has been teaching the course within Vetter communities since 2011, and for the Nebraska Health Care Association since 2013.

Cameo presented an 8 hour workshop to a group of more than 60 students for the Nebraska Health Care Association on August 22 and August 23, 2017. The students included nurses, administrators, corporate office representatives, life enrichment professionals, recreational therapists, medication and nurse aides, and social workers from various organizations and regions in Nebraska.

This workshop meets the mandatory course requirement for those seeking the path to certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) through NCCDP.

The workshop incorporated lecture, role play, discussions, and hands-on learning and covered the topics of Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions that cause dementia, pseudo-dementia, the emotions experienced by elders with dementia and their families, prevention of behavioral expressions through anticipating needs and using best practices for approach, communication, and engagement, wandering and elopement, hoarding, paranoia and hallucinations, aggression and catastrophic reactions, life enrichment, environment, cultural diversity, team member burnout and stress management, and spirituality and end of life care.

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Submitted by Cameo Rogers, CTRS, CDP, CDCM, CADDCT, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Vetter Health Services, Elkhorn, Nebraska