Meaningful Activities: The Core of Care in Dementia

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6 CEUs


Video Presentation – 2 CEUs

3 Hours.

This course will review: 
  •  Importance of meaningful, person-centred activity in the context of the Aged.
  • Activities related to the main aims of care and client needs in Geriatrics
  • Activity Programming in Care Facilities
  • Activity Selection relating to the clients needs and presentation at each stage in the progression of Dementia.

Live/Recorded Webinar – 1 CEU

 1 Hour.

This is a recording of the Zoom Case Study and Q&A session in which Sylvia presents a case and hosts discussion of suitable activities and treatment focus through the stages of the client’s dementia. Discussion and questions enrich this session.

Read the Literature

3 CEUs. 15 MCQs.

Includes a voucher for an online article activity of your choice on   You have until 31 December 2023 to complete this course. 


About the Presenter


The OT Link is excited to bring you this Coffee Club with Sylvia Birkhead as a follow up to the 2022 Coffee Club: Dementia available for purchase as a recorded course here.

Sylvia Birkhead (M.OT) has almost 40 years of experience as an occupational therapist. She has consulted to many NGOs (MS Society, Headway, Parkinson’s Association, Stroke Aid, and many more), worked clinically, lectured at WITS, provided training to professionals, care workers and the general public.  In the last 10 years, Sylvia has specialised in gerontology and geriatric care, incorporating sensory stimulation into practice. Sylvia has published chapters in various books, articles in SAJOT and Focus, The Child magazine, Discovery Health newsletter, Rolling Inspiration and various other publications. She was awarded the Albie Sachs award in 2004.

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