Dementia involves a scope of etiologies, severities, limitations, and treatment strategies. In this series, we will discuss how to effectively evaluate and stage patients with cognitive decline, including characteristics and representations of each. Specific, functional interventions that can be initiated by allied health professionals will be described in detail.
This seminar-on-demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession)
|Contact Hours: 2||
|Target Audience: LPN, LVN, Nurse Practitioner, OT, OTA, PT, PTA, RN, SLP|
|Instructional Level: Intermediate|
This course is intended to instruct the professional on basic knowledge of dementia types and severities and how to implement an effective team approach for quality dementia care.
At the end of this course the participant will be able to:
- Differentiate between reversible and irreversible dementia
- Identify signs/symptoms and neurological hallmarks of each type of dementia
- Identify hallmarks of Alzheimer's Disease and related dementia
- List factors that may contribute to cognitive decline in patients.
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.