Lewy Body Dementia is the second most common dementia. Yet it is the most frequently misdiagnosed and highly under-diagnosed. The symptoms can look like Parkinson's Disease or Alzheimer’s, but several unique symptoms make it a disease very responsive to all therapies.
This course allows the clinician to recognize the differences and similarities to Lewy Body Dementia and to apply safe and effective management of the disease. Judy also discusses several drugs that can have adverse effects on those suffering from LBD and examines the value of exercise and rehab programs and the roadblocks they may encounter.
This Seminar-On-Demand is 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 3||
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: OT/COTA, PT/PTA, RN, SLP|
|Instructional Level: Intermediate|
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- Incidence of Parkinson's Disease (0-15 minutes)
- LBD, AD and PD similarities and differences (15-30 minutes)
- PD and LBD Parkinsonian movements (30-45 minutes)
- Hypersensitivity to drugs (45-60 minutes)
- Treatment (60-75 minutes)
- Gait patterns descriptions (75-90 minutes)
- Fine motor occupational therapy (90-105 minutes)
- Vocalizations/swallowing (105-120 minutes)
- Maneuvering through the LBD maze from a caregiver's perspective (120-135 minutes)
- Organizing the home (135-150 minutes)
- Avoiding burnout (150-165 minutes)
- Exercise for the brain (165-180 minutes)
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on treatment of patients suffering from Lewy Body Dementia.
At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to:
- Recognize differences and similarities between Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) and Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and LBD and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).
- Cite the need for a correct early diagnosis for safe and effective management.
- Identify several drugs that are safe with PD and AD but very dangerous for those with LBD.
- Cite the value of exercise and rehab programs with Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists.
- Identify potential roadblocks to successful therapy programs.
- Recognize caregiver needs and how to offer quality of life suggestions.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 3
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Registered Nurses.
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
This course is offered for 0.30 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
- Financial - Judy Jennings is self-employed and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
- Nonfinancial - Judy Jennings is the designated speaker for Lewy Body Dementia Association.
- No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.