Many costs related to dementia include pharmaceutical interventions such as Acetylecholinasterase inhibitors and glutamate antagonists, that essentially preserve 6-9 months worth of cognition overall. Other costs are associated with pharmaceutical management of behaviors.
There are a number of non-pharmaceutical and creative interventions for dementia that can delay progression of the disease, reduce incidence of injuries associated with falls, reduce sundowning behaviors and creative interventions for behaviors that could limit the utilization of restraint use such as chair alarms, your voice, merry walkers and chemicals. This course is designed to meet those goals.
|Contact Hours: 4||
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: OT/COTA, PT/PTA, RN|
|Instructional Level: Beginner|
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- Current Demographics & Short Definition of Dementia
- Care Cost
- Current Medical & Pharmaceutical Interventions
- Drugs, Dementia Weakness & Superpowers
- Compensatory, Remedial, & Palliative Strategies
- Family Interventions & Caregiver’s Burden
- Lessons & Activities Resources
- Respite, Prevention, Strategies
- Early-Stage Interventions: Reality Orientation, Adult Daycare, Client Support Groups, Behavior, Financial Interventions
- Mid-Stage Intervention: Refusal, Non-Compliance, Social Isolation, Depression
- Mid-Stage Intervention: Paranoia, Sequencing, Light Meal Prep, Activities
- Behavior Analysis
- Late-Stage Interventions: Hoarding, Wandering, Environmental Modification, Elopement
- Late-Stage Interventions: Yelling, Eating Difficulties, Aggression, Intervention, Fall Risks, Sundowning
- End-Stage Intervention: Sensory Processing & Deprivation, Gating, High vs. Low Thresholds
- Stimulate the Senses
- Pain Assessment
- Brushing, Oral Simulation, Deep Joint Compression, Incremental Stimulation Video Lab Demonstrations
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is designed to instruct clinicians in the use of non-pharmaceutical and creative interventions for dementia.
At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to:
- Identify current demographics of dementia in the United States aging population and phenomenology of caregiver burden.
- Define neuroplasticity.
- List three therapeutic strategies used with clients that have dementia.
- Recognize Algase’s Need Driven Behavior Model.
- List three words to describe the long term effects of stress and burden to a caregiver.
- Recognize the most effective substitute for memory loss.
- List early stage dementia issues and utilize one non-pharmaceutical intervention such as a memory book or therapeutic driving assessment.
- List mid stage dementia issues and generate a list of 101 activities to do with an older adult.
- List late stage dementia issues, complete a CAP sheet to determine possible non-pharmaceutical interventions for a case study and propose a plan/short term goals to collect outcomes measures.
- Identify end stage dementia and create an incremental sensory stimulation protocol unique to case study’s occupational and medical profile.
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Contact Hours: 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Registered Nurses.
Instructional Level: Beginner
This course is offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Beginner level, Professional area).
Financial — Heather Goodwin receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial — No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.