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Arcora - Improving Oral Health for Clients with Dementia

Assisting with oral care, and all personal care tasks can be challenging for caregivers and clients as memory loss advances. This dynamic course provides in-depth, dementia-specific information and strategies to build caregiver knowledge, skills, and confidence.

Course Topics Include:

Types of dementias
Relationship between oral health and dementia
The role of caregivers in improving oral care
Understanding care-resistant behaviors
Strategies to overcome resistance to oral care

Contributors: The following professionals contributed to the creation of this course:

Arcora Foundation Staff: Diane Oakes, MPH, MSW; Dianne Riter, MPH; and Karen Lewis, BA

Content Experts: May Chin, RDH; Jenny Shuler, DA; Joanne Mahar, Alzheimer’s Association

Reimbursed Consultant: Rita Jablonski, Ph.D., APRN

Continuing Education: This course is approved for one credit hour by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

Target Audience: This course is designed for licensed home care aides and other types of caregivers to increase the quality of oral health care delivered to clients or loved ones.

If you have questions or would like more information about this course, please contact Karen Lewis at klewis@ArcoraFoundation.org or 206-528-7344.

Original Release Date: May 2024

Expiration Date: May 2027

Credit Hour(s): 1 Hour Course Type: Online - Self Paced

  • Improving Oral Health for Clients with Dementia
  • Course Evaluation Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever