Taking the Burden Out of Sleep in Dementia

Presented by Kimberly Lloyd, OTD, MOTR/L

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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.
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Meet Your Presenter

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.


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

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants 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.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 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

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.

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.

Live Course Information

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

Recorded Course Information

The course will be available for CEUs until May 20, 2026.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • 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.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

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.

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