Living with Dementia: Impact on Individuals, Caregivers, Communities and Societies
Health professionals and students, family caregivers, friends of and affected individuals, and others interested in learning about dementia and quality care will benefit from completing the course. Led by Drs. Nancy Hodgson and Laura Gitlin, participants will acquire foundational knowledge in the care of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurocognitive disorders in this 5-week course.
About the Course
In this state of the art course we will be discussing the global challenge of living with dementia for individuals, their families, communities and society. We start by examining the brain of a person with dementia to provide a basic overview of disease pathology as well as current diagnostic criteria, the stages of dementia, and the trajectory of illness. Next, we consider the consequences of the disease for individuals and examine specific strategies for helping people remain engaged and with quality of life. We then focus on the impact of the disease on family members, communities and societies at large. Theoretical and practical frameworks are discussed to help inform ways to support and care for individuals "living with" dementia and their caregivers.
Once enrolled, follow links for Signature Track and/or CNE.
3-5 hours of work / week
January 12-February 15, 2015
Center for Innovative Care in Aging
Opportunites for verified certificates and CNE credit exist.