ATrain Education


Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Florida: ADRD for Specialized Alzheimer's Adult Day Care, Level 1

This course has been approved by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging. Approval number SAADC 8461.

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

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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  • Pharmacotherapy hours: 0
  • Expiration date: August 28, 2020
  • Course price: $35

Course Summary

This training is for those who have direct contact with clients in specialized Alzheimer's adult day care centers. It is designed to increase your awareness and understanding of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

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

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:

  • Give 3 examples of normal changes in thinking that occur as we age.
  • Describe 3 characteristics associated with dementia.
  • Relate 3 ways in which dementia can affects general conversations.
  • Relate the 3 components that should be part of individual and group activities for clients 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 common behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
  • Describe how mild, moderate, and severe dementia affects a person’s ability to complete basic activities of daily living.
  • 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 clients with dementia.

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