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ATrain Education Inc.

MA: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias, 3 units

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Overview / Abstract:

This purpose of this course is to provide direct-care staff in nursing homes, hospice, and adult daycare with the skills, techniques, and strategies to care on a daily basis for residents who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. It includes activities that allow participants to practice the skills and strategies they have learned.

When you finish this course you will be able to:

*Outline types of dementia and the process and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
*Identify 5 common behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
*Discuss the use of physical or chemical restraint versus non-pharmacological interventions for persons with dementia.
*Describe how mild, moderate, and severe dementia affects a person’s ability to complete basic activities of daily living (ADLs).
*Relate the 3 components each that should be part of individual and group activities for residents with dementia.
*Summarize tasks of , stressors for, and support available to family caregivers.
*List 3 concepts that are important in the design of a therapeutic environment for those with dementia.
*Identify 4 concepts that are part of an ethical approach to dementia care.


Dec 31, 2021


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Occupational Therapy CE, Physical Therapy CE





Credits / Hours

3 contact hours


American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), California Board of Physical Therapy, California Board of Registered Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, Kentucky Board of Nursing, New York Physical Therapy Association

Is This Activity Certified for "Live" Credit?


Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
Susan Walters Schmid, PhD

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers


Keywords / Search Terms

ATrain Education Inc. ATrain Education, AD, ADRD, MA, Massachusetts, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, depression, delirium, caregiver stress

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