CNA: Update on Communicating with Cognitively Impaired Clients
The goal of this course is to help CNAs learn about different ways to aid in communication with cognitively impaired clients.

Course Publication Date: May 24, 2019

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

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:CNA-COMCOG-19
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Oregon AFH / AMH / APD / DD
Learning Objectives
  • Give a basic definition of ‘cognitive impairment’.
  • 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.
  • 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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