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Creative Interventions for Dementia
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours: 4
Registration Fee: $116
At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to:
1. Explain and identify current demographics of dementia in the United States aging population and phenomenology of caregiver burden
2. Identify strengths and weaknesses associated with chronic and progressive dementias.
3. Develop a family support group topic and agenda
4. Describe and list early stage dementia issues and utilize one non-pharmaceutical intervention such as a memory book or therapeutic driving assessment.
5. Describe and list mid stage dementia issues and generate a list of 101 activities to do with an older adult.
6. Describe and list late stage dementia issues, complete a CAP sheet to determine possible non-pharmaceutical interventions for a case study and propose a plan/short term goals to collect outcomes measures.
7. Describe and identify end stage dementia and create an incremental sensory stimulation protocol unique to case study's occupational and medical profile.
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.
Many costs related to dementia include pharmaceutical interventions such as Acetylecholinasterase inhibitors and glutamate antagonists, that essentially preserve 6-9 months worth of cognition overall. Other costs are associated with pharmaceutical management of behaviors. There are a number of non-pharmaceutical and creative interventions for dementia that can delay progression of the disease, reduce incidence of injuries associated with falls, reduce sundowning behaviors and creative interventions for behaviors that could limit the utilization of restraint use such as chair alarms, your voice, merry walkers and chemicals. This course is designed to meet those goals.
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM