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Welcome to the DETA Web site for professional healthcare workers. This site contains information for licensed healthcare professionals as well as healthcare workers who provide direct care to persons with dementia. The advanced tract is appropriate for persons with extensive healthcare backgrounds, including registered nurses, social workers, etc. The basic tract includes information for certified nursing assistants, resident care assistants, and home health aids.

Just the Facts for the Licensed Professional

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Dementia is a common disease in persons residing in long-term care facilities

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Most nursing home residents (60%), and many assisted living facility residents (40%) are demented

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Dementia causes behavioral problems in many residents (75%)

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Staff must understand brain changes in order to manage brain symptoms

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Staff must understand how the brain works to manage behavioral problems

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Alzheimer’s disease and several other forms of dementia are treatable

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Proper behavior management begins with a careful assessment to determine the causes of the behavior

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Most Alzheimer’s patients are stressed and frightened

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Psychotropic medications have many side effects

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Smart, educated workers make a big difference in the quality of life for persons with dementia

 

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