ATrain Education


Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Dementia Care: Supporting Caregivers

This course arises from the book entitled Kisses for Elizabeth: A Common Sense Approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia (2012), by Stephanie Zeman, RN, MSN. All the book’s studies are real, although patient names have been changed to protect their privacy. The book is based on Zeman’s experience in working with Alzheimer’s and other dementia patients for more than twenty years. It is available through and, where it has five-star reviews.

Stephanie Zeman, RN, MSN

  • Contact hours:
  • Pharmacotherapy hours: 0
  • Expiration date: July 1, 2020
  • Course price: $19

Course Summary

This pragmatic course is based on twenty years’ experience with patients who have Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Zeman’s common sense guidelines for working with dementia patients reflect the foundational belief that we must keep in mind the person who existed before the onset of dementia and put ourselves in their place in order to understand what they need from us today.

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: Introductory
  • Content Focus: Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors

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:

  • Identify the seven stages of dementia.
  • Explain Reisberg’s stages and Kitwood’s person-centered model and how to develop a person-centered care plan.
  • Describe and recognize the behavioral and psychological problems associated with dementia and how they affect the caregiving process.
  • Recognize fatigue, stress, and signs of burnout in family caregivers, and offer effective assistance and resources throughout the course of the dementia.
  • Discuss the final stages of dementia and the behaviors that caregivers will need to know how to address.
  • List 8 activities that can be offered to those who unable to interact verbally with caregivers.

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