Segments in this Video

Introduction: Promoting Independence for Persons (01:27)


Individuals in the early stage of dementia can complete their own self-care. Encourage independence while assisting in activities of daily Living.

Baseline Assessment (01:55)

Every resident must be assessed upon admission to understand how much the disease has progressed. Use history to design a care plan; honor preferences whenever possible.

Early Stages (02:26)

Learn the cognitive, functional, and personality changes associated with mild dementia. Talk about a single topic at one time, name people, use familiar language, and broach important topics when the resident is calm.

Middle Stages (01:56)

Learn the cognitive, functional, and personality changes associated with moderate dementia. Keep choices simple, redirect problem behavior, provide positive options, and give simple directions.

Advanced Stages (01:36)

In this stage the resident is usually bedridden and requires help bathing, eating, drinking, grooming, and toileting. Continue verbal and non-verbal communication, use the resident's name, and be courteous. Pneumonia is a common cause of death for people afflicted with Alzheimer's disease.

How to Modify Daily Tasks (01:07)

Break up daily tasks into simple steps and repeat instructions. Praise Efforts.

Assisting with ADLs: Dressing and Bathing (01:29)

Adjust room temperature and lighting. Allow resident to choose clothing to encourage independence but simplify choices. After bathing report any medical problems to a supervisor.

Assisting with ADLs: Eating (01:28)

Reduce noise and distractions and use colored plates. Praise the person after eating.

Assisting with ADLs: Grooming (01:10)

Encourage easy hairstyles; allow residents to apply makeup under supervision.

Assisting with ADLs: Transferring (01:23)

Cueing is a way for caregivers to provide hints or clues to facilitate independence. Learn statements CNAs can use to trigger a person to stand up after toileting.

Assisting with ADLs: Toileting (01:49)

Dehydration, constipation, medications, stress, and inability to remove clothes in time can cause incompetence. Calm an anxious resident before toileting. Learn their non-verbal cues before needing the restroom.

Credits: Promoting Independence for Persons with Dementia (00:11)

Credits: Promoting Independence for Persons with Dementia

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Promoting Independence for Persons With Dementia

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Activities of daily living can often be affected with the onset of dementia. Long-term care givers need exceptional levels of observation, discernment, and patience for working with residents with dementia. This program teaches how to apply the principles of independence and dignity while assisting with ADLs and identify what needs to be done at each stage of AD and related dementias. It considers personal care strategies for dressing, bathing, eating, grooming, and toileting.

Length: 19 minutes

Item#: FMK154471

Copyright date: ©2018

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