Overview of Dementia Care

Course Code DEMS-400
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

Normal aging vs. dementia will be discussed, including secondary influences, along with a focus on assessment and diagnosis. The main emphasis of this course will be on philosophy of care, such as providing a holistic model of care within the existing medical model. Appropriate physical and emotional environment, effects of disease on the caregiver and client, the family unit, the role of research in caregiving and the importance of on-going education to maintain competence will also be discussed.