This course is designed to enhance the care provider’s knowledge about the sexual needs of persons with dementia. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 1) define dementia, associated cognitive changes, and common behaviors associated with dementia, 2) describe the difference between sex and intimacy, 3) describe the cognitive changes caused by dementia that impact sexual behaviors, 4) define the physical changes that affect sex in the older adult and persons with dementia, 5) describe how to assess for consent in an individual with dementia, 6) identify techniques for healthcare providers to redirect sexual attention, and 7) list tips for communicating with family members about the sexual needs and behaviors of their family member with dementia. Course is approved for 2.0 CEUs/contact hours for Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA) in California. Must pass final quiz with 80% or more; may re-take as often as needed. Course will be updated or discontinued on or before July 31, 2023.
Per California Department of Public Health regulations, a time/pause mechanism must be incorporated in this online program. Navigation within this course is restricted in that each slide must be viewed in its entirety before advancing to the next slide. Learners must view each slide and click the next button to advance in the course.