Cognitively-Conscious Programming for Dementia

An Occupational Therapy doctoral capstone project & experience
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318 students
34min of on-demand video
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How to explain the importance of social & leisure participation for the health of the geriatric population
Ways the Cognitive Disabilities Model can be applied in the short- and long-term healthcare setting
How to identify a cognitively appropriate leisure activity for older adults with mild functional cognitive impairments
How to identify a cognitively appropriate leisure activity for older adults with severe functional cognitive impairments


  • No prerequisites are required for this course. Basic knowledge of occupational therapy in a long-term care setting will help you navigate this topic. However, this course also serves as an opportunity to learn more about occupational therapy, long-term care interventions, person-centered dementia care, and clinical applications of the Cognitive Disabilities Model.


This online course on Cognitively-Conscious Programming for Dementia acts as a vehicle to disseminate my Occupational Therapy doctoral capstone in accordance with the Drake University Occupational Therapy program and Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) standards. The capstone project and experience were completed in a multi-level long-term care facility in Iowa over the course of three months, and they are the culmination of my three years of occupational therapy education. You'll enjoy this course if you have a passion for working with the geriatric population - specifically those who are living with dementia. This population can often be overlooked; they are vulnerable to occupational injustice, stigmatization, and underappreciation. The project detailed in this course is evidence-based and intended to promote effective, appropriate, and meaningful social and leisure participation for individuals with dementia. As an occupational therapy student, my aim was to increase the physical, mental, and spiritual health and wellness of individuals living in long-term care. A variety of educational resources as well as simple, low-cost activity templates that I have developed are included throughout the course for you to enjoy! I hope you can hop in, learn about cognitively-conscious programming, and take away practical resources and ideas to apply in your practice.

Who this course is for:

  • Clinicians and caregivers of individuals with dementia


Occupational Therapy Student
Kate Hagenbucher
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  • 318 Students
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I am a Drake University Occupational Therapy doctoral candidate who has a passion for acute and inpatient rehab as well as geriatric care. For the past three years, I have developed my education and clinical skills in a doctoral program to enter into a profession I love. I am devoted to this profession and the people I serve!

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