Alzheimer's & Dementia Online Academy Course

Safe Walking: A Strength’s Based Approach to Wandering

About this Course

1.5 continuing education credits (general course) available 

In this course you will build knowledge on Alzheimer’s disease and explore triggers that can lead a person to go in search of something outside their current setting. Participants will have the opportunity to explore what it may be like to walk in the shoes of someone who appears to be wandering to build empathy and insight into this behavior. In addition, this course will reframe “wandering” by exploring the benefits of walking and the purpose of this activity, yet also how to address the risks that are associated with wandering.

From this course you will learn to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and how a person can get lost or wander at any stage of the disease.
  2. Describe what it may be like to walk in the shoes of someone wandering.
  3. Explain an alternate perspective of wandering as the act of walking.
  4. Identify strategies to reduce the risks associated with wandering while supporting physical activity.

1.5 CE credits available for social workers licensed in an ASWB accredited state, as well as New York State licensed social workers. (Please note: New Jersey is not currently covered under our ASWB accreditation, please check back soon).

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America  #1898, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit.  ACE provider approval period: 7/25/2023 – 7/25/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 general continuing education credits.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0222. 

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(Cost: $20)

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