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Course Details

Alzheimer's Association Conference: The Five Domains of Habilitation Therapy


This program presents content on Habilitation Therapy for a wide audience of learners. Mr. Kirkpatrick includes a review of the impact of Alzheimer's disease on brain function and how these changes impact behavior. He also discusses the five domains of Habilitation Therapy and provides examples of strategies to utilize when implementing this therapy model. The information presented on Alzheimer's care is intended to continue to build the capacity in Maine to care for people with Alzheimer's disease.

This learning activity was developed from Bill Kirkpatrick’s live presentation of this topic, during the 2013 statewide educational conference of the Maine Chapter of the Alzheimers Association, held on October 25, 2013 in Bangor, Maine. 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify how changes in the brain's hippocampus and amygdala affect the behavior of people with Alzheimer's disease.
  • Compare and contrast the goals of rehabilitation and habilitation.
  • Discuss the five domains of Habilitation Therapy.
Target Audience

This program is intended for: Caregivers, Family Members, Professionals, and People Living with Dementia.

CME Information

Release Date: October 25, 2013
Expiration Date: October 25, 2015









This program is not accredited.




This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. CME credit is not being offered for this activity.




Even though this event is not accredited, providing information regarding planning, disclosure, and conflict of interest is important to us. Some providers may be able to claim Category 2 CME credit for participating in this activity.

Hardware/Software Specifications

This internet-based activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration

Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+
Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+
Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements

Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit

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