CNA: When Your Patient is Cognitively Impaired
The goal of this course is to help CNAs learn about different ways to aid in communication with cognitively impaired clients.

Course Publication Date: October 12, 2023

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Oregon AFH / AMH / APD / DD
Learning Objectives
  • State three common signs of dementia or cognitive impairment.

  • Name two generally accepted criteria for the diagnosis of dementia.

  • Name three of the frequently used classifications of dementing disorders.

  • Give a basic definition of ‘cognitive impairment’.

  • Discuss two possible conditions associated with dementia.

  • Name three drugs that might cause dementia.

  • Identify common treatment choices for different types of cognitive impairment.

  • Describe the challenge of working with cognitively impaired clients.

  • List two techniques CNAs can use to communicate with a client who is cognitively impaired.


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