ATrain Education

 

Continuing Education for Health Professionals

MA: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, 3 units

This course fulfills the requirement for training related to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias for Massachusetts healthcare professionals.

Authors:
Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

Lauren Robertson earned a BA in Biology from Mills College in Oakland, California, and a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of California at San Francisco.

Lauren is the founder and co-owner of ATrain Education (atrainceu.com) and she has written or co-written more than two hundred courses on a wide range of topics for her continuing education website. She is certified as a trainer on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.


Susan Walters Schmid, PhD

Susan Schmid earned BA degrees in History and European Studies from George Mason University, a Master's degree in Public History from Appalachian State University, and a PhD in History from Arizona State University.

In addition to her PhD she earned a Certificate in Scholarly Publishing from ASU. Susan has served as an editor for several scholarly presses. She worked as a desktop publishing specialist for Arizona State University and taught several courses for the History Department as well as "Introduction to Scholarly Publishing" and "Scholarly Editing" for the Scholarly Publishing Program.

 



  • Contact hours:
  • Pharmacotherapy hours: 0
  • Expiration date: September 1, 2021
  • Course price: $29

Course Summary

This purpose of this course is to provide direct-care staff in nursing homes, hospice, and adult daycare with the skills, techniques, and strategies to care on a daily basis for residents 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

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

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Accreditation Information

Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:

  • Outline types of dementia and the process and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Identify 5 common behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
  • Discuss the use of physical or chemical restraint versus non-pharmacological interventions for persons with dementia.
  • Describe how mild, moderate, and severe dementia affects a person’s ability to complete basic activities of daily living (ADLs).
  • Relate the 3 components each that should be part of individual and group activities for residents with dementia.
  • Summarize tasks of , stressors for, and support available to family caregivers.
  • List 3 concepts that are important in the design of a therapeutic environment for those with dementia.
  • Identify 4 concepts that are part of an ethical approach to dementia care.

    Instructions
  • Online
  • Study the course, take the test, register and pay, print your certificate. Done!

  • Print Option
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  • Take the Test