Lewy Body Dementia is really an umbrella term for two separate diseases: Parkinson Disease Dementia and Dementia with Lewy Bodies. 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.
It is vitally important that health professionals understand the unique features of this neurodegenerative disease. It 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 separate disease spectrum. Judy also discusses several commonly used drugs that can have adverse effects on those suffering from LBD.
Having been a caregiver, Judy presents many proven suggestions to allow therapists to help other caregivers maintain a safe and quality environment in the home for as long as possible.
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- LBD, PD, PDD, AD and DLB:
- What is LBD?
- Why does this impact therapeutic interventions?
- Current Directions
- Medical Approach:
- Diagnostic Advancements
- Effective pharmacological approach to treat symptoms
- Hypersensitivity to drugs
- Therapeutic Interventions:
- Physical Therapy:
- Gait Patterns, Parkinsonian movements, and transfers
- Occupational Therapy:
- Fine motor, ADL’s, Motor Planning, Modifications, and Transfers
- Speech Therapy:
- Dyspraxia, swallowing, breathing, cognitive demands and modifications
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional to recognize the differences and similarities to Lewy Body Dementia and to apply safe and effective management of the disease.
- Recognize differences and similarities between Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) and Parkinson’s Disease (PD), PD Dementia (PDD), Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB), and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
- Identify LBD’ s unique symptoms affecting care plans.
- List tools used to diagnose LBD.
- Recognize the effective drugs with LBD and the dangerous types of drugs that can cause harm.
- Identify the value of exercise and rehab programs with Physical Therapists.
- Identify the value of exercise and rehab programs with Occupational Therapists.
- Identify the value of exercise and rehab with Speech Pathologists.
- Recognize caregiver’s perspective and needs to be able to modify the home environment for safety and effectiveness
- List specific suggestions to facilitate quality-of-life caregiving
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Contact Hours: 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: 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
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 payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.