Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2015 | ADRD | Building on Family Dynamics in Coping with Alzheimer's Disease

A healthcare professional uses family dynamics to cope with dementia.

How to earn contact hour credit

This course is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test, and evaluation. To earn contact hours, watch the lecture, complete the post-test, and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.

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Target Audience

This course is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers and other interested professionals.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

  1. List three ways that family dynamics affect care of individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease.
  2. State three concerns of families when dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease.
  3. Name four ways to build on family strengths when coping with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours

Marty Richards, MSW, LICSW
Social Worker, Consultant on Aging, Private Practice; Affiliate Assistant Professor, UW School of Social Work and UW Professional and Continuing Education, Certificate Program in Gerontology, University of Washington, Seattle    

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours


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