The Aging Patient with Dementia: Using an Interdisciplinary Team Approach


About the Course
Interdisciplinary teams focus on the big picture of patient care, facilitating a shared purpose and focus on quality. This session will discuss an interdisciplinary approach to working with patients who have dementia. Models of disability, team building, and examples of staff education will be reviewed. Participants will leave the course with strategies they can immediately implement in their work environments.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the 3 models of disability and rehabilitation.
  • Recognize strategies for communication for patients with dementia.

About the Author
Dr. Heape is a clinical educator for a large healthcare company, where she works with skilled nursing facilities in 4 states on documentation compliance, clinical education, and clinical program writing for PT, OT, and ST. She has authored numerous clinical programs with interprofessional teams. Dr. Heape is also an adjunct professor for 2 universities. She holds a Doctor of Clinical Science degree in speech-language pathology and a post-doctoral certificate in healthcare education.
How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% 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.

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 not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

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.

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