Facilitating Functional and Quality-of-Life Potential: A Therapeutic Approach for Dementia


Course Description

The number of Americans with dementia will escalate rapidly in coming years as the baby boom generation ages. By 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease may nearly triple, from 5 million to as many as 16 million, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent, slow or stop the disease.

This course provides therapists with the tools necessary to identify the stages of dementia, use appropriate assessment tools, develop a plan of care, and establish an appropriate restorative program.

Speech-Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapy professionals gain a better understanding of characteristics of dementia levels and how to identify and facilitate functional performance potential. Participants also gain knowledge of how to implement a successful dementia program in their setting.

This course is 5 hours long contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Contact Hours: 5
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience: NHA, OT/COTA, SLP
Instructional Level: Intermediate