- Contact hours:
- Pharmacotherapy hours: 0
- Expiration date: November 1, 2019
- Course price: $29
This course is to provides direct-care staff with the skills, techniques, and strategies to care on a daily basis for clients who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. It includes activities that allow participants to practice the skills and strategies they have learned.
ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:
- Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
- Instructional Level: Intermediate
- Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors;
Category 2—Occupational Therapy Process, Intervention
Criteria for Successful Completion
80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.
Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support
Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:
- Relate the NIA-AA diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease.
- Spell out the differences between onset, cause, and duration of dementia, delirium, and depression.
- Identify 3 common behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
- Provide a definition for physical and chemical restraint.
- Describe how mild, moderate, and severe dementia affects a person’s ability to complete basic activities of daily living.
- Relate the 3 components that should be part of individual and group activities for residents with dementia.
- Describe 3 ways in which stress can affect a caregiver’s quality of life.
- Describe 3 issues family caregivers face as their loved one transitions from mild to moderate to severe dementia.
- Identify 3 philosophical concepts that are important in the design of a therapeutic environment for those with dementia.
- Identify common ethical conflicts that may arise when caring for residents with ADRD.