SRJC Course Outlines

3/5/2021 11:21:50 AMADLTED 737.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ADLTED 737.2Title:  PERSONAL CARE 2: DEMENT  
Full Title:  Personal Care Attendant 2: Dementia and End of Life Care
Last Reviewed:11/26/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum0Lecture Scheduled08 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum0Lab Scheduled6.004 min.Lab Scheduled48.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total48.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 48.00 

Title 5 Category:  Non-Credit
Grading:  Non-Credit Course
Repeatability:  27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to caregiving skills for patients with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. Emphasis is on types and causes of dementia, principles of end-of-life care, advanced planning, emotional issues related to death and dying, cultural diversity as related to death and dying, and community resources to support families and caregivers.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of ADLTED 737.1Course Completion of ADLTED 737.1Course Completion of ADLTED 737.1

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Introduction to caregiving skills for patients with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. Emphasis is on types and causes of dementia, principles of end-of-life care, advanced planning, emotional issues related to death and dying, cultural diversity as related to death and dying, and community resources to support families and caregivers.
(Non-Credit Course)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of ADLTED 737.1Course Completion of ADLTED 737.1Course Completion of ADLTED 737.1
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Categorize forms and stages of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.
2.  Explain strategies for dealing with communication and behaviorally-based challenges
    associated with dementia from the perspective of a caregiver.
3.  List and explain community resources available to assist families with dementia and
    end-of-life care.

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Explain and contrast symptoms of various forms of dementia
2. Outline the progression of Alzheimer's disease
3. Examine and evaluate difficulties faced by families of clients with dementia
4. Explain the communication and behavioral difficulties in dementia client case studies
5. Evaluate response techniques to communication and behavioral difficulties
6. Examine common emotional responses to dementia from the family's and the caregiver's
    perspective
7. Evaluate enrichment activities and their benefits to clients with dementia
8. List and explain different types of end-of-life care
9. Discuss the various types of local resources available for end of life care assistance
10. Explain the importance of respite care

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Types of Dementia
    A. Definitions of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia
    B. Symptoms of various forms of dementia
    C. Stages of disease progression
    D. Experiences of person with Alzheimer's
    E. Difficulties faced by families in dealing with Alzheimer's
    F. Necessary personal attributes of persons who care for clients with dementia
 
II. Communication
    A. Causes of communication difficulties
    B. Strategies to deal with communication difficulties
    C. How to communicate with the client when verbal communication is absent
    D. Dealing with one's own frustration when communication fails
    E. Being sensitive to both client and family as a new communication style develops
 
III. Challenging Behaviors
    A. Definitions of the most common problem behaviors
    B. Techniques for dealing with common behavior problems
    C. Emotional responses to behaviors
    D. Barriers to care when problem behaviors exist
    E. Reaching out for support, advice, and new approaches
 
IV. Activities
    A. Individualized approaches to assisting with activities of daily living
    B. Creative activities for enjoyment and stimulation
    C. Using simple resources for enjoyment and recreation
    D. Alzheimer's and dementia resources in Sonoma County
 
V. Culturally Diverse End-of-Life Care
    A. Cultural competency
    B. Use of traditional healing
    C. Family dynamics
 
VI. Respite Care

Assignments:
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1. Case studies paired with problem-solving activities (3 to 5)
2. Poster of local resources for activities and recreation
3. Quiz on definitions of dementia and Alzheimer's
4. Role-playing communication problems (7 to 10)
5. Role-playing family communications (5 to 7)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Case studies
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Roleplaying activities
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Quiz
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
30 - 40%
Active participation and attendance; poster


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
Providing Home Care. 4th ed. Leahy, William and Fuzy, Jetta and Grafe, Julie. Hartman. 2013 (classic)

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