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Dementia Care Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.


Credits: 4.00

Examine the educational concepts and practices for the care and safety of individuals experiencing dementia. Explore caregiver strategies for persons with dementia by using person-centered techniques and practices that best support the dementia client. Investigate in depth, Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. Explore end of life care for the advanced dementia client and gain an understanding of how dementia impacts caregivers and community.

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Credits: 2.00

Explores the history of dementia, different types of dementia and different stages of the disease. Differentiate dementia and the normal aging process while gaining an understanding of dementia related behaviors by engaging in interactive activities. Examine the physical, physiological and emotional impacts of this disease, as well as investigate the latest medical research.

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Credits: 3.00

Examine the different issues that affect us as we age. Differentiate individual, social and community support. Investigate the prominent issues involved when working with the geriatric population in a variety of vocations. Construct a narrative of an elderly person across the lifespan. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found when working with the aging population. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.
Skill Demonstration
A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.
Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration
A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.
A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.