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Alzheimer's and Other Dementias: Overview for Healthcare Professionals

Course: #9585Level: Introductory 1 Hour 1758 Reviews
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An overview for healthcare professionals about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders is provided in this course. Characteristics of the dementias, such as symptoms, progression, and how they are diagnosed, are described. Care planning strategies for improving communication with patients and families, understanding and managing behavioral challenges, and promoting independence are also discussed.

This course was created to meet the Illinois state requirement for healthcare professionals to complete at least one hour of continuing education on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Course created on February 16, 2024

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 08902; CE Broker/1.0 CE Broker #20-1173968; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Geriatrics

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain characteristics of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders -including symptoms and progression - and how they are diagnosed.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain strategies to manage behavioral challenges in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease/dementia.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list interventions to promote independence in individuals with Alzheimer's/dementia and improve their communication and participation in activities of daily living.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Overview of Alzheimer’s disease/dementia; causes; symptoms; assessment/diagnosis
15-20 Minutes Understanding memory
20-35 Minutes Treatment trends & communication strategies
35-40 Minutes Supporting patients in ADLs & care planning
40-50 Minutes Understanding & managing behavior
50-55 Minutes Counseling, educating & supporting families
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q&A

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Megan Malone was paid an honorarium for this presentation. Megan is is the co-author of the book, "Here's How to Treat Dementia," for which she receives royalties, and has received grant funding for research related to this topic. Non-Financial: No nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Occupational Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 08902. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs/contact hours (Introductory level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


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CE Broker

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International Association for Continuing Education and Training

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National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

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