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 dementia for individuals and examine specific strategies for helping people remain engaged and with quality of life. We then focus on the impact of dementia 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.
After clicking the "Enroll Now" button, select either the "Audit Only" (free; no certifidcate) or "Purchase Course" ($49; certification) option.
Approximately 5 modules
3-5 hours of work / module
First offering starts December 5, 2016
MOOC offering will start on the first Monday of every month.
Center for Innovative Care in Aging
FREE (Access to materials; No certificate)