ATrain Education


Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Florida: ADRD for Nursing Homes, Adult Day Care, and Hospice, 3 units

Florida DOEA Approval: This course has been approved by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs for Nursing Homes (NH AD 8438), Hospice (HSP AD 8442), and Adult Day Care (ADC AD 8440). Approval through May 10, 2020

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.

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: October 1, 2019
  • Course price: $29

Course Summary

This purpose of this course is to provide direct-care staff in nursing homes, hospice, and adult daycare with the skills, techniques, and strategies to care on a daily basis for residents 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:

  • Describe the 3 components thought to be part of the pathological triad in Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Identify 5 common behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
  • Provide 3 best practice guidelines for the use of physical or 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 each 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.
  • Explain 3 issues family caregivers face as their loved one transitions from mild to moderate to severe dementia.
  • Identify 3 concepts that are important in the design of a therapeutic environment for those with dementia.
  • Identify 4 ethical concepts that are part of an ethical approach to dementia care.

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