Florida DOEA Approval: This course has been approved by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs for Nursing Homes (NH AD 8437), Hospice (HSP AD 8441), and Adult Day Care (ADC AD 8439). Approval through May 10, 2020.
Certified Trainer: The author is certified as an ADRD trainer by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and is available via e-mail at Lauren@ATrainCeu.com or by phone Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) at 707 459 1315.
This training is for those who have direct contact with patients in nursing homes, adult day care, or hospice. It is designed to increase your awareness and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
The first section defines dementia, describes how dementia affects the brain, and discusses how the symptoms of dementia differ from normal age-related changes. The second section discusses the stages of dementia along with symptoms and behaviors you might see during the different stages. The last section discusses communication challenges at the different stages of dementia and provides tips for communicating with people at those different stages.
ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:
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.
Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to: