ATrain Education

 

Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, 3 units

Author:
Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

Lauren Robertson earned a BA in Biology from Mills College in Oakland, California, and a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of California at San Francisco.

Lauren is the founder and co-owner of ATrain Education (atrainceu.com) and she has written or co-written more than two hundred courses on a wide range of topics for her continuing education website. She is certified as a trainer on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.



  • Contact hours:
  • Pharmacotherapy hours: 0
  • Expiration date: November 1, 2019
  • Course price: $29

Course Summary

This course is to provides direct-care staff with the skills, techniques, and strategies to care on a daily basis for clients who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. It includes activities that allow participants to practice the skills and strategies they have learned.

ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. 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, Intervention

Criteria for Successful Completion

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

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

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.

Accreditation Information

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

  • Relate the NIA-AA diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Spell out the differences between onset, cause, and duration of dementia, delirium, and depression.
  • Identify 3 common behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
  • Provide a definition for physical and 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 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.
  • Describe 3 issues family caregivers face as their loved one transitions from mild to moderate to severe dementia.
  • Identify 3 philosophical concepts that are important in the design of a therapeutic environment for those with dementia.
  • Identify common ethical conflicts that may arise when caring for residents with ADRD.

    Instructions
  • Online
  • Study the course, take the test, register and pay, print your certificate. Done!

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