Reimagining Challenging Behaviors

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $50.00.

Course Description:  Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the behaviors exhibited by persons living with dementia. In addition to promoting understanding of common behavior traits and the causes of behaviors, this program will promote understanding of the stages of dementia and theimplications to quality care.

Target Audience:  Social Workers, Nurses, Licensed Psychology Counselors, and AHEC.

Learning Outcomes:At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:


  • Describe Signs and Symptoms of Dementia
  • Identify common behavioral traits
  • Discuss the causes of behaviors
  • Redefine challenging behaviors
  • Develop strategies to address behaviors


Instructor:  Macie P. Smith, Ed.D., LBSW, C-SWCM

Credit Statements:

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 4 clock hours of social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists:  This program has been approved for 4 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is an accredited provider of Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation. Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 4 contact hours. 

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.4 CEUs (4 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

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