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Digital Seminar

Dementia Made Simple

Lizette Cloete, OTR/L CADDCT, CDP
Approx. Two Hours
Apr 09, 2024
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Ever feel stuck when dealing with dementia? You are not alone. Cognitive impairment is challenging clinically, but you will learn tried-and-true techniques that will help simplify your assessment and treatment plan with dementia. Quickly determine where to focus your solution to dementia related difficulties. Dive into many pivotal topics including challenging behaviors, environment, engagement and caregiver stressors, and more! Walk away with immediate, practical and applicable strategies to treat people with dementia. Support these patients and families so they can still live their best life now.


Planning Committee Disclosure - Relevant relationships

Mike Studer receives a speaking honorarium from SMARTFit. His relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company has been mitigated.
All other members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the remaining committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


Lizette Cloete, OTR/L CADDCT, CDP's Profile

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Lizette Cloete, OTR/L, CADDCT, CDP, graduated from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) in 1992. Recently, she and her husband moved to Greenville, SC to be closer to her parents, who both are aging with cognitive impairment. Her primary goal is to help her parents age in place.

With an international educational background and upbringing, Lizette brings a unique perspective to the table, incorporating her occupational therapy training from South Africa with her 30 years of experience in caring for people with dementia in the USA.

In 2020, Lizette established her company, Think Different Dementia, LLC with the goal of helping families committed to keeping their loved one with dementia at home, do so without sacrificing their own lives, health or relationships.

Lizette has been a frequent guest lecturer on various dementia-related topics at various state-level conferences over the past decade. She has been a guest on numerous podcasts and interviewed for the newspaper, educating people on dementia and dementia care. She is a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer (CADDCT) and Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP). She volunteers as an Alzheimer’s Association Advocate for South Carolina, working towards advocacy for legislation to benefit people with dementia.

In 2020, using her clinical observation skills and evidence-based practice, Lizette developed an easy-to-use framework through which to view how to care for people with dementia, providing formal-care partners a systematic way to problem solve common dementia-related behaviors, called Dementia Made Simple.

Lizette thrives by helping families who are committed to keeping their loved one with dementia at home, while supporting them in this oftentimes difficult journey. For more information, visit her YouTube channel called Think Different Dementia or her website


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Lizette Cloete is the founder and CEO of Think Different Dementia, LLC. and has an employment relationship with Self Regional Medical Center. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Lizette Cloete has parents with dementia.

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  1. Develop working knowledge of a variety of appropriate clinical assessments available for use with the dementia population to assess cognitive abilities within their scope of practice.
  2. Evaluate the difference between normal aging and abnormal aging.
  3. Distinguish between symptoms of depression and dementia, and how to administer the PHQ-9.
  4. Assess the difference between palliative care and hospice care.


Analyze and Assess The Dementia Situation – How to utilize appropriate assessments within your scope of practice as related to dementia/cognitive decline

  • Short Blessed Test: A quick screening tool
  • BCAT and The MoCA: A quick comparison
  • Preparedness for Caregiving Scale: An overview
  • myMemCheck® : An introduction

Implement a Solution To The Dementia Situation- How to quickly determine where to focus your solution to dementia related difficulties

  • Person with dementia:
    • How to manage common dementia related issues like eating and nutrition, sleep and insomnia, aggression, wandering, and other common “challenging behaviors”
  • Environment of care:
    • How a person living with dementia’s environment can either help (or hinder) their best ability to function
    • How to develop solutions to help
  • Activity engagement:
    • How engaging in normal activities assists a person with dementia’s psycho-social well being
  • Care Partner Stressors:
    • How to assess family/relationship dynamics using the Caregiver Readiness To Change scale
    • Address financial concerns during the dementia care journey
    • The role of care partners
  • Education:
    • How to understand the difference between dementia and depression
    • How to use the PHQ-9 Depression Scale
    • Understand the physiology of normal aging and abnormal aging
    • Understand the end of life care issues related to dying with dementia
    • Know the difference between palliative care and hospice care

Modify and/or Maintain The Dementia Strategies - Putting it all together

Target Audience

  • Athletic Trainers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants


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