Florida Assisted Living: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, Level OnePage 2 of 10


Doctor consulting with older patient.

National Institute on Aging.

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Author: Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

Contact hours: 4
Expiration date: September 30, 2024
Course price: $29

Course Summary

Florida DOEA Approval: ALF AD 9794

Training provider approval #: ALF 10275

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 3475.

This training is for those of you who have direct contact with residents in assisted living facilities. It is designed to increase your awareness and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Upon completion, you will understand the scope of assisted living in Florida, characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, communication challenges, caregiver issues, therapeutic design, and ethical challenges related to working with people with dementia.

Target Audience

Nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.

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.


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Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support Disclosure

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.

Course Objectives

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

  1. Define the term assisted living facility.
  2. Describe 3 characteristics associated with dementia.
  3. Relate a common type of behavior seen in each stage of ADRD.
  4. Relate 3 ways in which dementia affects general conversations.
  5. Describe 3 issues family caregivers face as their loved one transitions from mild to moderate to severe dementia.
  6. Identify 3 philosophical concepts that are important in the design of a therapeutic environment for those with dementia.
  7. Identify common ethical conflicts that may arise when caring for residents with dementia.

*Please note: attainment of course objectives will be assessed in the course evaluation.