This course fulfills the requirement for training related to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias for Massachusetts healthcare professionals.
- Contact hours:
- Pharmacotherapy hours: 0
- Expiration date: September 1, 2021
- Course price: $29
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
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.