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Course Webinar: Taking the Burden Out of Sleep in Dementia

Course description: Therapists are informed of the impact of sleep disturbances on persons with dementia and their caregivers. Current evidence supporting non-pharmacological interventions and research supporting non-pharmacological interventions for sleep and how those may be incorporated into occupational therapy treatment planning for community-dwelling persons with dementia and their caregivers will be provided.

Presented by Kimberly Lloyd, OTD, MOTR/L

Originally presented: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Dr. Lloyd received her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Idaho State University in 2004 and completed her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Rocky Mountain University in 2019. Dr. Lloyd has 16+ years clinical experience and 9 years of full-time experience in higher education. She is currently the Chair of the Admission Committee and an adjunct professor and capstone reviewer at Rocky Mountain University. She has significant experience with community-based programs including Baby Boomers, Humpty Dumpty, Thomas Geriatric Symposium and assisted in creating the Bengal Experience an ADL/IADL summer camp for prospective college students with disabilities. Dr. Lloyd is the co-founder and CEO of POTEN, a company that manages research and adaptive devices for individuals with disabilities looking to age in place.

Duration: 1 hour.

Target audience: Rehabilitation clinicians, including occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and speech therapists that work in outpatient, skilled inpatient rehabilitation, home health and acute care settings.

Course accreditation: Therapy Insights is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID #02450.

0:00 - Introduction and Objectives
0:10 - Importance of sleep with PWD and caregivers
0:30 - Treatment for sleep in PWD
0:40 - Significance of treating sleep in PWD and caregivers
0:50 - Q&A
1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional level: Intermediate (Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.)

Key learning outcomes:

As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...

  1. Demonstrate the importance of addressing sleep in persons with dementia and their caregivers.
  2. Identify the impact of sleep quality disruptions in not only the person with dementia but also his/her caregiver.
  3. Summarize current evidence regarding non-pharmacological interventions for sleep in persons with dementia and their caregivers.
  4. Identify when to refer to occupational therapy to intervene to improve the occupation of sleep with persons with dementia and their caregivers.

    Webinar information:

    • This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. 
    • High-speed internet connection is required.

    Recorded course information:

    • The recorded course will be made available on May 21, 2021.
    • The course will be available for CEUs until May 20, 2026.
    • You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.

    Instructor disclosures:

    • Financial
      • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
      • Presenter is a salaried faculty member who conducts research related to the content of this presentation. Her employer is the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.
    • Non-financial:
      • None.

    Instructional methodology: Lecture

    Course completion requirements:

    • Full attendance during webinar, as tracked by on-time login and online presence for the duration of the course.
    • Passing score of 100% on a 5-10 question quiz. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course.
    • Quiz needs to be completed within 2 hours of end of course.
    • Completion of program evaluation form.

    Access to this course is reserved for Access Pass members.

    Certificates of completion: Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

    Special accommodations: Please email us with any special needs (e.g., people with hearing loss, people with learning disabilities, etc) prior to the event.

    Complaint policy: In the event that an individual is not satisfied with the organization’s continuing education program, we request a formal letter of complaint from the individual that outlines their concerns in writing. For more information, please read our full complaint policy.

    Cancellation policy:

    For Access Pass subscribers: In the event that a course is canceled or rescheduled, no cash refund will be provided to subscribers of the Access Pass. Therapy Insights will work to reschedule the event, or create a new event within the same month. Therapy Insights guarantees access to one live course per month to all subscribers. In the highly unlikely event that this commitment is not met, subscribers will receive a 50% refund for that month’s subscription cost. Subscribers who are on an annual payment plan will receive a pro-rated refund for 50% of the cost of that month.

    All refunds will be provided within 30 days of time of cancellation.

    Refund policy in the event that a participant cancels their registration.
    In the event that a participant/subscriber registers for the live course and then cancels participation, no refund will be provided. The participant will have the opportunity to access the recorded presentation at no additional cost as part of their subscription or registration fee.

    View our full cancellation policy.