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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

Strategies for Success When Working With Patients With Dementia

Lecture Name

Strategies for Success When Working With Patients With Dementia     $44.93

This lecture is part of the following course:
Dementia Essentials


Designed for the beginner and intermediate rehabilitation therapist, this course provides learners with the knowledge base, skills and strategies necessary to achieve therapeutic success with a dementia patient.

The lecture delineates the stages of dementia and the functional abilities associated with each stage, giving the learner a good understanding of how different patients with dementia may (or may not) be able to retain information. It also covers such treatment essentials as screening and evaluations, how to set goals and write a treatment plan, and the best methods for planning for interventions and discharge.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.

Note: Post-test must be passed with a score of 80% or more in order to receive certificate of completion.

Contact Hours: 1.50


Difficulty: Intermediate


Learners will gain an understanding of the major impact that dementia has upon the therapeutic process.

Learners will become familiar with the fact that the individual with dementia can greatly benefit from a tailored, individualized treatment plan when developed from a patient's residual/capable abilities.

Goals & Objectives:

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

  1. Describe and classify the dementia process and effects on physical function and communication.
  2. Identify the specific stage of dementia and associated capabilities, limitations and behaviors.
  3. Screen, evaluate, set functional/attainable/measurable goals, and develop a treatment plan.
  4. Document and demonstrate skilled interventions.
  5. Formulate a functional maintenance program.


The professor of this course has NOT endorsed or received any compensation from the manufacturers or distributors of any of the materials discussed in this presentation.

Financial: Ms. Mudri receives compensation as the Speech/Language CE Consultant for EDUCATA, and as the professor of this course.

Nonfinancial: Ms. Mudri developed some of this material while previously employed by Harborside Healthcare.

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