ATrain Education


Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, 6 units

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 ( 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.

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  • Expiration date: November 1, 2019
  • Course price: $39

Course Summary

This course provides readers with the knowledge, skills, techniques, and strategies to care on a daily basis for family members and residents who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related type of dementia, whether in the home, adult day care, or in an institutional setting such as a nursing home.

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—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:

  • Describe three differences between Alzheimer’s dementia and non-Alzheimer’s dementia.
  • State the three National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer's Association stages of dementia.
  • Identify three barriers that may contribute to a missed or delayed diagnosis of dementia.
  • In terms of onset, cause, and duration, distinguish among dementia, delirium, and depression.
  • List three common behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
  • Identify five other common behaviors often attributed to dementia.
  • Explain the action of the two main classes of medications prescribed for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • State three ways in which dementia affects a person’s ability to complete activities of daily living.
  • Describe three ways in which exercise appears to positively impact in people with dementia.
  • Relate the three components that should be part of any activities program for anyone with dementia.
  • Discuss three ways in which stress can affect a caregiver’s quality of life.

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