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Creative Interventions for Dementia

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   4
Registration Fee:   $116.00

Course Goals: This course is designed to instruct clinicians in the use of non-pharmaceutical and creative interventions for dementia. Professional Objectives: At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to: Identify current demographics of dementia in the United States aging population and phenomenology of caregiver burden. Define neuroplasticity. List three therapeutic strategies used with clients that have dementia. Recognize Algase?s Need Driven Behavior Model. List three words to describe the long term effects of stress and burden to a caregiver. Recognize the most effective substitute for memory loss. List early stage dementia issues and utilize one non-pharmaceutical intervention such as a memory book or therapeutic driving assessment. List mid stage dementia issues and generate a list of 101 activities to do with an older adult. 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. Identify end stage dementia and create an incremental sensory stimulation protocol unique to case study?s occupational and medical profile. 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. Course Expiration:The participant will have one year from the date of purchase or until the course expiration date to complete this course, whichever comes first.

Target Audience

Confirmation Notes


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.This Seminar-On-Demand is 4 contact hours in length (check your state?s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   , , Online Seminar
Dates:   12-15-2050 - 12-15-2050