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Course Overview

As the number of individuals with dementia increases, the OT is in a unique position to improve the quality of life in those with dementia. Enhancing function, promoting relationships, and social participation, and finding ways for those with dementia to enjoy life are the keys to successful occupational therapy intervention. Caregiver education and training are also key to reduce the effects of caregiver burnout.

About the Course Author

Tameika McLean is an occupational therapist working in the Washington, DC area. She has worked in the acute care, acute rehabilitation, subacute rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and outpatient settings. She graduated from Columbia University with an MS in Occupational Therapy in 2014.

Tameika McLean, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

  • American Occupational Therapy Association

    0.10HOURS


    Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.


    Course approval ID# Blanket Providership Approval Pre-2020. This Distance Learning-Independent is offered at 0.1 CEUs Introductory,Category 1 & 2.

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours.
  • Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

    1.00HOURS


    Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-RT-0-OTSD
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-02-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe 3 types of technology that OTs can recommend to maximize client safety.; Describe 4 ways that OTs can alter the environment to maximize client safety.; Discuss the role of occupational therapy in the management of persons with dementia.; Illustrate 3 areas that OTs can help improve the ability to perform basic activities of daily living in those with dementia.; Illustrate 4 strategies that can help improve functional ability in those with dementia.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: What is Dementia?
    Dementia
    Knowledge Check
    Section 2: Types of Dementia
    Alzheimer’s Disease
    Vascular Dementia
    Frontotemporal Dementia
    Parkinson’s Disease
    Dementia with Lewy Bodies
    Wernicke-Korsakoff Disease
    Huntington’s Disease
    Posterior Cortical Atrophy
    Knowledge Check
    Section 3: Scales for Rating Dementia
    Global Deterioration Scale (GDS)/Reisberg Scale
    Functional Assessment Staging Test (FAST)
    Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) Scale
    Knowledge Check
    Section 4: OT Assessments for Dementia
    Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE)
    Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)
    Clock Drawing Test
    Walking While Talking Test
    Short Orientation-Memory-Concentration Test
    Frontal Behavioral Inventory
    Bayer Activities of Daily Living Scale
    Kettle Test
    Caregiver Strain Index
    Knowledge Check
    Section 5: OT Strategies for Managing Dementia
    Self-Feeding
    Managing Client Resistance During BADLs
    Managing Wandering Behaviors Using Technology
    Music Therapy
    Physical Exercise
    Dementia and Driving
    Caregiver Education, Training, and Respite
    Knowledge Check
    Summary
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.