One out of 8 people over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s Disease in the United States today. Understanding the Stages of Dementia and their impact on cognition, communication and functional abilities is imperative to any rehabilitation practitioner working with an elderly population. This course will help the clinician implement specific strategies for assessment and intervention leading to successful outcomes for the client. A survey of evidence based approaches will be discussed as well.
This Seminar-On-Demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 2||
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: OT/COTA, PT/PTA, RN, SLP|
|Instructional Level: Intermediate|
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- Introduction and overview
- Brief cognitive rating scale (BCRS)
- Stage 1 -- No cognitive decline, characteristics and considerations (normal)
- Stage 2 - Very mild cognitive decline, characteristics and considerations
- Stage 3 - Mild cognitive decline, characteristics and considerations
- Stage 4 - Moderate cognitive decline, characteristics and considerations
- Stage 5 - Moderately severe cognitive decline, characteristics and considerations
- Stage 6 - Severe cognitive decline, characteristics and considerations
- Stage 7 - Very severe cognitive decline, characteristics and considerations
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on specific strategies for assessment and intervention leading to successful outcomes for the dementia client.
At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to:
- Understand the behaviors, characteristics, functional abilities, and memory capability of specific stages of dementia that impact the rehab process.
- Recognize each stage as it relates to assessment and treatment interventions for rehabilitation.
- Identify common evidence based intervention strategies for rehabilitation.
- List three benefits of Montessori programming.
- Recognize two assessments used to determine the Global Deterioration Scale (GDS).
- List three memory retraining strategies.
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: 2
Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Registered Nurses.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
- Financial - Michelle Hediger is employed by Care One LLC and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
- Nonfinancial - Michelle Hediger has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.