Dementia is a relatively new area of concern to the health and safety of the working population, especially as the aging worker is delaying retirement. OHNs may not be aware of the signs and symptoms of this condition that is a health and safety concern in the workforce. OHNs will become aware of the signs and symptoms of Dementia and provide appropriate referrals for diagnosis and treatment.
Upon completion of this session, the learner will be able to:
- Discuss the value and importance of monitoring older adults and others at risk for early indicators of changes in cognitive abilities.
- Discuss the differences and similarities among the conditions of MCI, dementia, delirium, or depression.
- Describe the common assessment screenings for dementia.
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. is additionally approved as a CNE provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (#CEP9283).
Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA: As one of America’s leading educators on dementia, Teepa has developed a dementia care philosophy she calls a Positive Approach™ to Care. She is a graduate of Duke University, and received her Master’s degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. As an Occupational Therapist, she has over 40 years of experience in the field of dementia. Teepa has served as the Director of Education and Lead Trainer for the Eastern N.C. Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and as a clinical associate professor at UNC’s School of Medicine Program on Aging. Her company, Positive Approach® to Care (PAC) was founded in 2006 and provides on-line and in-person services, training, and products to professionals, family members, the lay public, and people living with brain changes in the United States and internationally.
AAOHN Education Partner:
University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering
There are no conflicts of interest related to this webinar, recorded on June 24, 2019.