At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:
Identify two (2) changes in the brain that are seen in Alzheimer's disease.
List four (4) ways to assist an individual with Alzheimer’s disease with activities of daily living.
Identify three (3) techniques that facilitate communication with an individual who has Alzheimer’s disease.
At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge about caring for person’s with Alzheimer’s disease by passing a quiz with a score of 85% or greater accuracy.
Deanna Hodges, OTR/L, ATP, Dementia Care Specialist
Deanna has been practicing occupational therapy for over 35 years. She currently works in acute care at Mayo Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Prior to acute care, she worked for over 25 years in long term care and short-term rehabilitation. She currently is a Dementia Care Specialist. She is an instructor and practitioner in the utilization of the assessment of cognitive skill levels and in the provision of treatment techniques to enable the patients and residents to perform at their best ability to function in activities of daily living.