Methods for Locating Missing Adults with Dementia

$15.00 | CE Hours:3.00 | Intermediate

***This course will be expiring on 07/30/2020. After this date, you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.***


CEU Course Description

This CEU course focuses on strategies that are available to cope with, and curb, the potential crisis of adults with dementia going missing.  The purpose of this course is to: provide an understanding of the scope of the problem and practical knowledge about available methods and technologies designed to assist in the rescue and return of individuals with dementia; the education of the most effective ways to address the problem of wandering; and to facilitate the prompt and secure return of wanderers.

Course Objectives

1. Differentiate between commonly-used terms that describe wandering behavior by persons with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

2. Describe how Alzheimer's Disease, and in particular wandering behavior, impacts individuals with the disease as well as their caregivers, law enforcement, health and social services agencies, and the public.

3. Identify available methods and technologies designed to assist in the rescue and return of individuals with dementia.

4. Outline ways to engage law enforcement in educating caregivers and community members about wandering behaviors and interventions.

5. Summarize measures that can be implemented in a person's residence or in a skilled care facility to prevent a missing incident.


Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is offered for this course for social workers (followed by ACE approval statement that is currently on every ACE course page) Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 – 01/03/2023.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


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Added On: 2015-06-18

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