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Retired Course Introduction

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). 

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.


Author: Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT


Contact hours: 1
Expiration date: May 10, 2020
Course price: $19

Course Summary

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.

The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Introductory
  • Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors

Criteria for Successful Completion

A score of 80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.


To find specific accreditations or approvals, click here.

Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. Name 3 properties of dementia.
  2. Name 3 differences between normal, age-related changes and the changes seen in dementia.
  3. Describe the first symptom you are likely to notice in someone in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease.
  4. Give one characteristic each for Alzheimer’s, frontal-temporal, vascular, and Lewy body dementia.
  5. Relate 1 symptom and behavioral change at each stage of Alzheimer’s disease.
  6. Describe 2 challenges facing caregivers at each stage of dementia.
  7. Outline 3 strategies for communicating with residents at each stage of dementia.