Florida DOEA Approval: This course has been approved by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs for Nursing Homes (NH AD 8438), Hospice (HSP AD 8442), and Adult Day Care (ADC AD 8440). 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.
Author: Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
Contact hours: 3
Expiration date: May 10, 2020
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.
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, Outcomes Category
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.
When you finish this course you will be able to:
- Describe the 3 components thought to be part of the pathological triad in Alzheimer’s disease.
- Identify 5 common behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
- Provide 3 best practice guidelines for the use of physical or 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 each 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.
- Explain 3 issues family caregivers face as their loved one transitions from mild to moderate to severe dementia.
- Identify 3 concepts that are important in the design of a therapeutic environment for those with dementia.
- Identify 4 ethical concepts that are part of an ethical approach to dementia care.