ATrain Education

 

Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Florida: Alzheimers Disease and Related Dementias for Home Health

FL DOEA Approval: This course is approved by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, curriculum approval #HH AD 8450.

Certified Trainer: The author is certified as an ADRD trainer by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and is available via e-mail or by phone Monday–Friday (Pacific Time) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 707 459 1315.

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: May 16, 2020
  • Course price: $19

Course Summary

This course provides home health staff with the skills, techniques, and strategies to care on a daily basis for clients with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. It compares Alzheimer’s disease to other types of dementia, provides techniques for verbal and non-verbal communication, discusses symptoms seen at each stage of dementia, relates techniques intended to promote independence in activities of daily living, and provides information about how to work with family members and caregivers of people with dementia.

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: 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:

  • State 3 differences between dementia and age-related changes in cognition.
  • Describe one technique each for improving verbal, non-verbal, and non-responsive communication in those with dementia.
  • Describe one symptom or behavior change you might see during each stage of dementia.
  • Relate 3 techniques for promoting independence in activities of daily living.
  • For each stage of dementia, relate one concern or issue you might encounter with family members and caregivers.

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

  • Print Option
  • Click "Print Option" to print a hard copy with mail-in instructions.

  • Take the Test