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As baby boomers age, the 21st century workforce is challenged to care for an exponentially growing population of persons with dementia. This course provides essential knowledge and understanding about neurological diseases that affect cognition and memory, and practical application of effective skills for supporting persons with dementia. Nearly all disciplines benefit from expertise in dementia care specialists, as do families of persons with dementia. Come away with increased knowledge in how to care for persons with dementia. Expertise in this growing area of human services also enhances your resume. Agenda Unit 1 An Introduction to Cognition and Aging -Normal Cognition & Aging -Cognitive Fitness -Myths about Memory Loss Unit 2 Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders -Alzheimer’s Disease -“Pigs Disease?” - the Related Disorders -Younger Onset AD -Mixed Dementia Unit 3 Stages of Progressive Memory Loss -Assessment Tools -Reisberg Scales Unit 4 Family Caregivers: Issues and Action Steps -The Evolving Caregiver -Avoiding Role Reversal -Finance and Legal Issues -Special Issues: Driving, Household Management & Wandering -Red Flag Issues -Respite Unit 5 Options in Care -Community Services -When is more care needed? -LTC options Unit 6 Managing Moderate Dementia -Treating Symptoms -Changes in Communication -Psychological Issues: Emotions, Hallucinations & Delusions -Common Behavioral Manifestations -Total Engagement: Arts-based Interventions for Wellness -Humor and a Lighthearted Perspective Unit 7 Caring for People with Moderate to Severe Dementia -Anticipating and Assisting with Personal care needs -Hygiene Issues -Engagement in Living -Critical Care: Pain Management, Challenging Behaviors, and Safety Issues -Wellness through Person Centered Care Unit 8 With Love and Compassion: End of Life Issues -True Options: Advance Directives -Palliative Care and Hospice -Nutrition, Ambulation and End Stage NeedsRequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 04/03/17

End date: 05/26/17

Tuition $495.00



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As baby boomers age, the 21st century workforce is challenged to care for an exponentially growing population of persons with dementia. This course provides essential knowledge and understanding about neurological diseases that affect cognition and memory, and practical application of effective skills for supporting persons with dementia. Nearly all disciplines benefit from expertise in dementia care specialists, as do families of persons with dementia. Come away with increased knowledge in how to care for persons with dementia. Expertise in this growing area of human services also enhances your resume. Agenda Unit 1 An Introduction to Cognition and Aging -Normal Cognition & Aging -Cognitive Fitness -Myths about Memory Loss Unit 2 Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders -Alzheimer’s Disease -“Pigs Disease?” - the Related Disorders -Younger Onset AD -Mixed Dementia Unit 3 Stages of Progressive Memory Loss -Assessment Tools -Reisberg Scales Unit 4 Family Caregivers: Issues and Action Steps -The Evolving Caregiver -Avoiding Role Reversal -Finance and Legal Issues -Special Issues: Driving, Household Management & Wandering -Red Flag Issues -Respite Unit 5 Options in Care -Community Services -When is more care needed? -LTC options Unit 6 Managing Moderate Dementia -Treating Symptoms -Changes in Communication -Psychological Issues: Emotions, Hallucinations & Delusions -Common Behavioral Manifestations -Total Engagement: Arts-based Interventions for Wellness -Humor and a Lighthearted Perspective Unit 7 Caring for People with Moderate to Severe Dementia -Anticipating and Assisting with Personal care needs -Hygiene Issues -Engagement in Living -Critical Care: Pain Management, Challenging Behaviors, and Safety Issues -Wellness through Person Centered Care Unit 8 With Love and Compassion: End of Life Issues -True Options: Advance Directives -Palliative Care and Hospice -Nutrition, Ambulation and End Stage NeedsRequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 07/28/17

Tuition $495.00



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Sometimes referred to as the “crossroads of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease” Lewy Body Dementia is now the second-most common cause of dementia. People who have LBD struggle to find good care because their symptoms are challenging, characterized by great fluctuations in alertness and complex behaviors. This course will help families and professionals understand the clinical indicators to seek appropriate diagnosis (and why that is important); common behavioral manifestations, strategies to manage them, and resources to support the patient and family. Agenda Unit 1 An Introduction to LBD -Symptoms, stages, and disease characteristics -Differential diagnosis -Services and supports Unit 2 Living with LBD -Depression, delirium, and dementia -Adapting to functional challenges -Rights and responsibilities for care planning Unit 3 Managing Behavioral Changes -Hallucinations, delusions, and resistance to care -Medications ehich help, medications which hurt -Advocating and making informed decisions Unit 4 Caring for the Caregiver -Stages of caregiving: from denial to advocate -Options for caregiver wellness -Legal, financial, and long term care planning -When more care is needed - helping the caregiver make the decision

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 06/30/17

Tuition $145.00



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This course will present a comprehensive introduction and overview of medical terminology in a straightforward and easy manner for students who have no previous background in biology or medicine. Students will gain hands-on, practical experience working with word parts and medical terms related to each of the body systems. Students in this course will learn by doing. Every lesson reinforces the content through writing exercises and interaction with medical terminology. Through these interactive activities, students will gain the fundamental knowledge needed to be successful in one of the many fastest-growing fields in allied health. Details

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Tuition $139.95



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Spanish for Dentists and Dental Hygienists is a self-paced, online occupational Spanish conversation course that seeks to bridge the communication gap between English-speaking dental professionals and Spanish-speaking patients. Details

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Tuition $165.00



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Spanish for Health Care is a self-paced, online occupational Spanish conversation course that seeks to bridge the communication gap between English-speaking health care professionals and Spanish-speaking patients. Details

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Tuition $165.00



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Are you frustrated by the communication gap that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? If you answered yes, this Spanish class - designed specifically for healthcare professionals - will help you bridge that gap. You will practice the basic, practical language skills needed to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients and their families. You will learn the basics of the language, gain an understanding of the culture, and know how to ask the questions crucial to quality healthcare. Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher, or speak no Spanish, you will complete the course with the skills you will need to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients. Agenda Unit 1 Introduction to Vocabulary -Colors, nationalities, professions -Alphabet -Vowels and Consonants -Months and Days of the Week -Numbers 1 - 31 -The verb to be, ‘ser’ Unit 2 The verb to have -Describe possessions -Describing feelings, pain or ailment -Verb to be: Estar -Location, position, and state of being -Asking questions such as who, what, where, when and how Unit 3 Vocabulary: Parts of the body -Foods -Adjectives and Adverbs -Idiomatic Expressions -Conjugating regular “AR” “ER” and “IR” verbs -Asking and answering, “Who” - “What” - “Where” questions Unit 4 Medical Terminology -Parts of the body -Symptoms and injuries -Medical emergencies -First aid -Medications -Common IllnessesRequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 05/01/17

End date: 05/26/17

Tuition $145.00



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Are you frustrated by the communication gap that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? If you answered yes, this Spanish class - designed specifically for healthcare professionals - will help you bridge that gap. You will practice the basic, practical language skills needed to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients and their families. You will learn the basics of the language, gain an understanding of the culture, and know how to ask the questions crucial to quality healthcare. Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher, or speak no Spanish, you will complete the course with the skills you will need to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients. Agenda Unit 1 Introduction to Vocabulary -Colors, nationalities, professions -Alphabet -Vowels and Consonants -Months and Days of the Week -Numbers 1 - 31 -The verb to be, ‘ser’ Unit 2 The verb to have -Describe possessions -Describing feelings, pain or ailment -Verb to be: Estar -Location, position, and state of being -Asking questions such as who, what, where, when and how Unit 3 Vocabulary: Parts of the body -Foods -Adjectives and Adverbs -Idiomatic Expressions -Conjugating regular “AR” “ER” and “IR” verbs -Asking and answering, “Who” - “What” - “Where” questions Unit 4 Medical Terminology -Parts of the body -Symptoms and injuries -Medical emergencies -First aid -Medications -Common IllnessesRequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 07/03/17

End date: 07/28/17

Tuition $145.00



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Spanish for Social Services is a self-paced, online Spanish course designed for social workers, counselors, non-profit office staff and administrators, ministers, and anyone working with Spanish-speakers in an outreach capacity. In addition to basic greetings and general Spanish vocabulary, the course also covers job titles and people, the outreach visit, social work terms, interview phrases, insurance vocabulary, medical history, feelings, agency services, common places, accidents/common injuries and emergencies. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $165.00



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Spanish for the Medical Front Office is a self-paced, online occupational Spanish conversation course that solves the problems of miscommunication. Students will learn basic reception terms to greet their patients, as well as insurance and general medical terminology. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $165.00



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Wellness coaching is a specialization that builds on expertise in areas related to health, wellness, and fitness while relying on relevant theories and methods from the coaching field. Wellness coaches may work with clients who have specific health, wellness, and fitness goals, as well as those who have broad goals in the areas of health and wellness. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of wellness coaching and the specific skills and strategies that are used by wellness coaches. Students will learn about the different coaching models and paths of change, as well as the methods used to establish an effective coaching relationship. Students will also learn communication strategies, as well as how to listen and ask appropriate questions. Upon completion of this course, the student will be fully prepared to begin working as a wellness coach. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $1,295.00



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