Occupational Therapy: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in Occupational Therapy Practice, 2nd edition
39.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
This basic-level course is designed to increase occupational therapy practitioners’ knowledge and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders and to provide an overview of medical management of these disorders. The second part of the course focuses on occupational therapy screening and evaluation of and intervention for older adults with neurocognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. Although written for occupational therapy professionals, this course also informs medical and behavioral health professionals who work in acute and long-term care, institutional, home-based, or community settings about the role and unique contributions of occupational therapists on the interprofessional healthcare team.

Learning Objectives:
  • Differentiate between Alzheimer’s disease and related neurocognitive disorders, including diagnostic criteria and brain neuroanatomy.
  • Identify the diagnostic considerations and medical management for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • List the risk factors and behavioral symptoms for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Describe caregiver support and family-centered care for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Describe the process used by occupational therapy professionals to screen and evaluate clients with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Describe the interventions that occupational therapy professionals provide for clients with Alzheimer’s disease.
About the Author:
Patricia Schaber, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, was a faculty practitioner and research coordinator in the Memory Clinic at the University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview, the clinical arm of the N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care. She is an associate professor in the Program in Occupational Therapy at the University of Minnesota. She authored the 2010 Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders and a chapter on dementia in Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: A Vision for Participation. She currently serves on the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council for the Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She was employed for 13 years in geriatric occupational therapy in long-term care, home health care, and activities programming. She has a PhD in family social science, with a minor in aging research, from the University of Minnesota.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 4-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete:
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Disclosures:
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer:
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.
 
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Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in Occupational Therapy Practice, 2nd edition

39.95
About the Course:
This basic-level course is designed to increase occupational therapy practitioners’ knowledge and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders and to provide an overview of medical management of these disorders. The second part of the course focuses on occupational therapy screening and evaluation of and intervention for older adults with neurocognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. Although written for occupational therapy professionals, this course also informs medical and behavioral health professionals who work in acute and long-term care, institutional, home-based, or community settings about the role and unique contributions of occupational therapists on the interprofessional healthcare team.

Learning Objectives:
  • Differentiate between Alzheimer’s disease and related neurocognitive disorders, including diagnostic criteria and brain neuroanatomy.
  • Identify the diagnostic considerations and medical management for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • List the risk factors and behavioral symptoms for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Describe caregiver support and family-centered care for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Describe the process used by occupational therapy professionals to screen and evaluate clients with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Describe the interventions that occupational therapy professionals provide for clients with Alzheimer’s disease.
About the Author:
Patricia Schaber, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, was a faculty practitioner and research coordinator in the Memory Clinic at the University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview, the clinical arm of the N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care. She is an associate professor in the Program in Occupational Therapy at the University of Minnesota. She authored the 2010 Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders and a chapter on dementia in Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: A Vision for Participation. She currently serves on the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council for the Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She was employed for 13 years in geriatric occupational therapy in long-term care, home health care, and activities programming. She has a PhD in family social science, with a minor in aging research, from the University of Minnesota.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 4-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete:
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Disclosures:
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer:
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.