Florida: Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders for Nursing Homes, Adult Day Care, and Hospice, 1 unit (336)

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Florida: ADRD, 1 unit—Course Summary

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Source: National Institute on Aging.

Florida DOEA Approval: This course has been approved by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs for Nursing Homes (NH AD 10191), Hospice (HSP AD 10190), and Adult Day Care (ADC AD 10192). Approval through May 30, 2026.

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. Nursing Home Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) Training Provider Approval Number NH 2727.

The first section of the course 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 part of the course discusses communication challenges at the different stages of dementia, including patients with dementia who are receiving hospice, and provides tips for communicating with people at those different stages.

Criteria for Successful Completion

Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay 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.

Target Audience

This training is for those of you 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.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Name 3 properties of dementia.
  2. Give 1 characteristic each for AD, frontal-temporal, vascular, and Lewy body dementia.
  3. Relate 1 symptom and 1 behavioral change at each stage of Alzheimer’s disease.
  4. Describe 2 challenges facing caregivers at each stage of dementia.
  5. Outline 3 strategies for communicating with residents at each stage of dementia.
  6. Describe 4 problems faced by someone caring for a family member with dementia who is also on hospice.

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

Course summary
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  • 1.00 Contact hours
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Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

Florida DOEA Approval: Approved by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs for Nursing Homes (NH AD 10191), Hospice (HSP AD 10190), and Adult Day Care (ADC AD 10192). Approval through May 30, 2026.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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