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Feasibility of Internet Training for Care Staff of Residents with Dementia: The CARES Program

Journal Article
April 1, 2010

This article discusses a study of the effectiveness of the CARES training module, which focuses on long-term care residents with dementia. The article notes that many certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are not adequately trained to provide dementia care. The study finds that the internet-based CARES program shows great promise as a way to effectively and efficiently provide dementia training and education to aspiring CNAs.

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Key Takeaways

Over 85% agreed that CARES improved competency and decreased stress related to caring for residents with dementia.
CARES provided new information and helped CNAs develop new skills related to dementia care.
Results suggest that internet-based dementia training is a viable option.

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