Dementia 101 for the Healthcare Practitioner


About the Course
The purpose of this introductory level course is to provide healthcare practitioners with basic knowledge of dementia, including types, stages of decline, salient characteristics, related to clinical presentation. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Recognize dementia as a global issue that has the potential to affect patient's functional and occupational performance in clinical practice.
  • Identify signs, symptoms, and neurological hallmarks of each type of dementia.
  • Identify hallmarks of Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Define stages of cognitive impairment and characteristics of each. 


About the Author/Presenter
Amber Heape, CScD, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CDP, is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Health Professions Education Track in the SLPD program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Dr. Heape serves in multiple volunteer committees at the state and national levels. She is a Fellow of the National Academies of Practice and is State Advocate for Medicare Policy with for South Carolina’s association. She was a topic co-chair for the 2023 ASHA Convention and will serve again in 2024.  She is the Coordinator for ASHA SIG 15 (Gerontology). Dr. Heape has a passion for clinical education and mentoring future leaders.  

How to Receive Credit 

  • View the entire recording which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
    Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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Accreditations and Approvals
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development (Provider #9118). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.