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Working with Dementia for Therapy Professionals

Strategies for Success

There is a rapidly growing number of persons with dementia in our nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and communities. One out of 8 people over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s Disease in the United States today. Understanding the stages of dementia and their impact on cognition, communication and functional abilities is imperative to any rehabilitation practitioner working with an elderly population.

During this webinar we highlight specific strategies for assessment and intervention leading to successful outcomes for any rehabilitation practitioner working with an elderly population.

Download this webinar and discover how to:

  • Identify the seven stages of Dementia
  • Asses the characteristics, functional abilities, and memory capability of specific stages and their impact on the rehab process
  • Demonstrate understanding of each stage as it relates to assessment and treatment interventions for rehabilitation
  • Explain common evidence based intervention strategies for rehabilitation
Date: On-Demand
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


Michelle Hediger

Michelle Hediger, M.S., OTR/L

Michelle is an Occupational Therapist with 16 years of experience across a variety of settings including skilled nursing, assisted and independent living, mental health and school based therapy. She has held regional leadership positions providing clinical, compliance and operational oversight for post-acute rehab and assisted living settings. She spent four years as an Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator at Suffolk County Community College, New York. Her expertise in geriatric management and education has led her to expand rehab teams and build innovative therapy programs across the geriatric care continuum.

On-Demand Webinar