Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia: A Brief Overview for Professional Caregivers

Hours: 1
Course Number: 0003

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: A Brief Overview for Professional Caregivers is a 1 hour course that provides a general overview of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The course defines and differentiates Alzheimer's disease and dementia and lists common signs, symptoms and behaviors of both. Information is provided on effective behavioral interventions, valuing the person with AD or dementia, and respecting personal choices and uniqueness of the individual. It challenges the caregiver to change their perception of the person diagnosed with AD or dementia in more positive ways. The course ends by identifying environmental and safety issues.


The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of Alzheimer's disease and dementia and to use this information to improve care and quality of life for those diagnosed with Alzheimer's or a dementia.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss valuing the person with AD or dementia
  2. Discuss respecting personal choices and uniqueness
  3. Discuss how the professional caregiver can rethink views about AD or dementia
  4. Discuss common sense, back-to-basics environmental and safety issues and concerns 

Criteria for Successful Completion

To receive continuing education credit for this program, you must complete the entire course, including registration, viewing the video program, taking the post-test and obtaining a score of at least 80% or better, and completing the program evaluation. If you do not score a 80% or better, you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 80% or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.


Activity Professionals

1.00 HOURS
This course has been approved for 1 clock hour of continuing education by The National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP). Approval number NCCAP500300-22NT. Effective through 03/15/22


1.00 HOURS
This program may be used for 1 hour of continuing education credit for chaplains certified with Board of Chaplaincy Certification, Inc.


1.00 HOURS
This continuing nursing education activity is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (#20-351703). Completion of this course fulfills (1) CEU hour of general annual mandatory training for nursing. Do not send certificate to the Florida Board of Nursing. Each state recognizes and accepts continuing education approval from the Florida Board of Nursing except California. Keep this certificate in your records for four (4) years.

Nursing Home Administrators

1.00 HOURS
This educational offering has been reviewed by The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. Program approval number: 20220902-1-A78395-DL

Personal Care Home Administrators

1.25 HOURS
This training session is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare, until the approved curriculum changes or approval is withdrawn pursuant to 55 Pa.Code 2600.68(f). PCH Administrators will receive 1.25 hours.