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Course Description: Learn more about the science of sleep, and strategies to promote it. Do you have a client spending most of his or her night up instead of sleeping? Are you receiving complaints from aides or care-partners about being unable to rest because they are exhausted after having only short periods of sleep through the night? Join us as we discuss four strategies to promote better sleep for clients living with cognitive change.

Suggested Participant Level: This course is designed to support social workers and care managers with utilizing therapeutic routine and environment-based  techniques to support normalized sleep cycles for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related  dementia. It is appropriate for intermediate and advanced level social workers.


  • Describe disordered sleep, explaining the role of the suprachiasmatic nucleus and circadian rhythms.

  • Explain how the development of a structured daily routine can support better sleep.

  • List three research-based considerations for the timing of programs within a structured routine for an individual struggling with sleep.

  • Describe the research surrounding the use of aromatherapy to promote better sleep.

  • Describe the research surrounding the use of “vigorous” exercise to promote better sleep.

Agenda: Start – 2:00 pm, End - 4:00 pm (2.0 Contact Hours)

2:00-2:30pm   ADRD & Sleep: Defining Disordered Sleep & Exploring the Latest Research

2:30-2:45pm    The Role of The Suprachiasmatic Nucleus & Circadian Rhythms

2:45-3:30pm Developing a Structured “Rhythm” of the Day

3:30-4:00pm Considerations for Therapeutic Programming

5:00 pm Post Test and Course Evaluation will be emailed

“Inspired Memory Care, #1756, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final   authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Inspired Memory Care maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 11/19/2020 – 11/19/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.” 

Inspired Memory Care, 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-0432.

For cancellations, please notify IMC in writing at no later than 24 hours prior to the event. There is no fee for cancellation as this course is complimentary.

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A certificate will be automatically generated by email to participants who attend the entire session, pass a post test and complete a course evaluation.






  • Webinar - New Jersey
  • NJ
  • 07103


  • Kelly Gilligan
  • 5166559648