Overview of Dementia Care
This course is part of the following part-time on campus and/or online program(s):
Normal aging versus dementia, including secondary influences, is discussed along with a focus on assessment and diagnosis. Emphasis is placed on philosophy of care, i.e., providing a holistic model of care within the existing medical model. Appropriate physical and emotional environment, effects of disease on caregiver and client, the family unit, role of research on caregiving and importance of ongoing education to maintain competence are discussed.
Sections 841, 842, 843, and 844 require you to register in the month prior to the course start date.