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

Introduction

Brain Cells

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

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.

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.

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.

Accreditation

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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.