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Dementia Care

Course #: 014-1334

Price: $20.25

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OT Mastery is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#06705. This Distance Learning-Independent activity is offered at 0.225 CEUs, Introductory, Service Delivery (evaluation, intervention, and outcomes). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

CE Credit Hours: 2.25 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

The CDC predicts that some form of dementia will impact 14 million Americans by 2060. This means the number of Americans with the disease will nearly triple in the next three decades. Dementia requires specialized treatment because it can have a widespread effect on an individual’s ability to engage in ADLs, IADLs, leisure, socialization, and other meaningful activities. As a result, healthcare providers (especially occupational therapists) must be well-versed in the basics of the disease and how to effectively provide client-centered care to individuals with dementia. OTs working in geriatrics are the most likely to encounter patients living with dementia. This is why all geriatric professionals and those who work exclusively with those who have dementia should possess a repertoire of intervention strategies to support these individuals and their caregivers. This will help maximize their quality of life, sustain their independence, and slow the progression of the disease.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Identify the symptoms that are commonly seen in mild, moderate, and severe dementia.
  2. Compare the occupational therapy interventions for dementia based on their subtype: remediatory, maintenance, or modification.
  3. Determine the type of dementia patients that are appropriate for settings across the continuum of care.
CEU Course Outline
  1. Introduction
  2. Section 1: Dementia Background, Causes, & Risk Factors 
  3. Section 2: Normal Aging vs. Dementia Presentations
  4. Section 3: Risks and Complications of Dementia 
  5. Section 4: Dementia Care Frameworks
  6. Section 5: Occupational Therapy Evaluation Process for Dementia
  7. Section 6: Medical, Residential, and Rehabilitative Treatment for Dementia
  8. Section 7: Occupational Therapy Interventions for Dementia
  9. Section 8: Case Study #1
  10. Section 9: Case Study #1 Review
  11. Section 10: Case Study #2
  12. Section 11: Case Study #2 Review
  13. Section 12: Case Study #3
  14. Section 13: Case Study #3 Review
  15. Section 14: Case Study #4
  16. Section 15: Case Study #4 Review
  17. References

Author: Brittany Ferri, OTRL, PhD, CPRP

Educational Level: Introductory

Course Category: Service Delivery (evaluation, intervention, and outcomes)

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants 

This course expires on 03/03/2028

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Course Date: 2023-02-06

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