Remembering, Forgetting and Retraining The Brain

Memory Impairment Causes and Strategies to Reduce Risk


Advanced Course

Remembering, Forgetting and Retraining The Brain


This advanced course, “Remembering, Forgetting and Retraining the Brain” explores the brain’s executive functions, memory impairment causes and strategies to reduce risk. As a person ages there are normal changes which occur in a person’s memory and thinking. However, dementia, or severe memory loss that interferes with daily life, is not part of the normal aging process. It is important that Nursing staff in long term care and other settings have a strong foundation of understanding regarding issues related to rehabilitation and restoration of memory in patients with memory loss as a foundation for internal assessment and care planning.

Understand healthy aging and become familiar with the CMS critical element pathways and nursing care strategies to improve memory, reduce the risk of Alzheimers, and maximize brain function.

Learn the CMS critical element pathways and nursing care strategies to improve memory in long term care patients as outlined in this course. 1.25 ANCC Contact Hours Available.

Learn & Apply

Memory Impairment Causes and Strategies to Reduce Risk

  • Review

    Review changes in the care of patients with memory loss.

  • Recognize

    Recognize where to find and how to use new critical pathways

  • Gain

    Gain knowledge about executive brain functions and memory impairment.

  • Learn

    Learn strategies for lowering the risk of memory loss.

About the Instructor

Darlene Christiansen, LRN, LNHA, EdD

Darlene Christiansen, LRN, LNHA, EdD, has more than 35 years of nursing, medical, healthcare management and regulatory leadership experience. She is a strong patient and healthcare advocate for enhancing healthcare through weaving regulatory compliance into an organization’s culture. She has been trained in The Joint Commission’s Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals, Home Care, Ambulatory, and Behavioral Health as well as Disease-Specific Certification and is also trained on the requirements and survey process of DNV Healthcare.

Dr. Christiansen served as the Executive Director of Accreditation and Certification Services for The Joint Commission (TJC). In her thirteen years with TJC she also served in the roles of Director of Standards Interpretation and The Office of Quality Monitoring, Associate Director for Hospital Surveyors, Associate Director for Long-Term Care Surveyors, and surveyor. Most recently, she served on key committees with internal staff and external customers for the TJC Standards Improvement Initiative and supported accredited organizations and those seeking accreditation in the pre-survey, intra-survey, and post-survey processes. Her responsibilities also included business development for the hospital and critical access hospital programs.

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Completion is eligible for CE credits through the ANCC.

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