Dementia - Best Dental Practices Certificate

For Dental Care Professionals | taught by Yvonne Poulin

Course description

TESTIMONIAL:

"After taking this course, I feel more empowered to evaluate and refer my elderly dental clients to their physician when indicated.  I believe in early detection and prevention, and this course has made it simple and easy to recognize the difference between normal aging and signs of cognitive impairment."  -  Laura Silvestre


COURSE DESCRIPTION :

This relevant and engaging 1-hour course will empower you to:

  • Prepare for the needs of your aging clientele
  • Understand the causes and types of dementia
  • Recognize warning signs and symptoms of dementia
  • Promote active aging and brain health
  • Broach this topic using an effective interview model
  • Assess your client's general bio-psycho-social health
  • Report to a physician when indicated
  • Record your findings in a professional and secure manner

This course is available to you for 30 days regardless of when you complete.

Yvonne Poulin
Yvonne Poulin
Director, Vancouver Dementia Care Consulting

Click on this video to learn details about Yvonne and Vancouver Dementia Care Consulting.

Yvonne is an Elder Planning Counselor who is passionate about creating dementia-friendly communities through education and empowerment.

Her courses are fun, informative, and particularly useful for persons who treat or advise elderly clients.

Yvonne Poulin, RMT,EPC

dementiacareexpert@gmail.com


Course Curriculum

INTRODUCTION
04:48
Welcome Video
Disclaimer
Instructions
Course Objectives FREE PREVIEW
Course Provider FREE PREVIEW
DOCUMENTS (must be viewed, printing is optional)
Warning Signs - Single Page FREE PREVIEW
Client Interview
10 Warning Signs - Brochure FREE PREVIEW
Heads Up for Healthier Brains - Brochure
Lesson 1 - PREPARE
08:35
Define Dementia
Memory loss FREE PREVIEW
Explain Dementia
Discuss Dementia
Irreversible Dementias
Quiz #1
Signs and Types of Dementia
Lesson 2 - PREVENT
06:56
Reversible Conditions
Statistics
Prevention
Manage Clinic
Quiz # 2
Statistics and Prevention
Lesson 3 - ASSESS
06:38
Early Stage
Middle Stage
Late Stage
Interview Objectives
Lesson 4 - REPORT
07:09
Interview Scenario Video
Routine Update
Lesson 5 - RECORD
03:18
Obtain Consent
Clinical Note
Record Findings
Self - Evaluation Survey
00:43
Evaluate Your Knowledge
Course Completion Video

Reviews (2)

Dental Hygienist

by Laura Silvestre
After taking this course, I feel more empowered to evaluate and refer my elderly dental clients to their physician when indicated. I believe in early detection and prevention, and this course has made it simple and easy to recognize the difference between normal aging and signs of cognitive impairment.

Dementia Care

by Debbie McDonald
Yvonne, kudos to you on a great course. I learned many things about dementia and care of my elderly patients. In our dental practice, we have pts that have been with us for over 30 years. And that means....they are 30 years older. Many are quite old and we have been in awkward situations where the pt is driving around and around trying to find the office they have come to for years....or can’t find their car when they go to leave. Many have no family. It is quite sad. I’m happy there is a way to communicate with their GP. Bravo on a great course.

Dental Hygienist

by Laura Silvestre
After taking this course, I feel more empowered to evaluate and refer my elderly dental clients to their physician when indicated. I believe in early detection and prevention, and this course has made it simple and easy to recognize the difference between normal aging and signs of cognitive impairment.

Dementia Care

by Debbie McDonald
Yvonne, kudos to you on a great course. I learned many things about dementia and care of my elderly patients. In our dental practice, we have pts that have been with us for over 30 years. And that means....they are 30 years older. Many are quite old and we have been in awkward situations where the pt is driving around and around trying to find the office they have come to for years....or can’t find their car when they go to leave. Many have no family. It is quite sad. I’m happy there is a way to communicate with their GP. Bravo on a great course.