AJOT CE: Supporting Adults With Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Major Neurocognitive Disorders and Their Caregivers: Effective Occupational Therapy Interventions
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Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2017

Basic Member Price
Non-Member Price: $24.99

Product Overview

Earn CE Credit With AJOT Articles!

Learn about tested treatment strategies by reading AJOT articles in your area of practice. Become an evidence-based practitioner and demonstrate your knowledge by passing the course exam.  Articles have been selected for their relevance to practice, fresh ideas, and strong evidence supporting treatment and the distinct value of OT.

Credit: .1 CEUs (1.25 NBCOT PDU’s/1 contact hour)


Stacy Smallfield, DrOT, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA, is Assistant Director, Entry-Level Doctoral Program, and Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis


Occupational therapy practitioners play a significant role in supporting adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related major neurocognitive disorders, as well as their caregivers, through all phases of the disease process. This editorial highlights the systematic reviews completed in collaboration with the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Evidence-Based Practice Project that summarize the evidence for the effectiveness of interventions within the scope of occupational therapy practice for this population. Readers are encouraged to translate and integrate this updated knowledge into everyday practice

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the learner will be able to:

1)      Discuss the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and the effects of AD and related major neurocognitive disorders on individuals, their caregivers, and the United States health care system

2)      Describe various evidence-based strategies and interventions used in occupational therapy to enhance occupational participation for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related major neurocognitive disorders.

3)      Explain occupational therapy’s role in in supporting persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related major neurocognitive disorders, and their caregivers, throughout the disease process and discuss the importance of incorporating updated knowledge into clinical practice. 


Exam questions for this course authored by Marie Morreale, OTR/L, CHT


Reference Information:

Smallfield, S. (2017). Guest Editorial—Supporting adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related major neurocognitive disorders and their caregivers: Effective occupational therapy interventions. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71, 7105170010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.715002


Learning Level: Advanced

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

Content Focus: Category 1: Domain of OT; Category 2: OT Process: Intervention

CE Find Key Words:  Alzheimer’s Disease, Neurocognitive disorders, caregivers, AD