Providing a holistic model of care for dementia patients is the philosophy used in this course. Students explore differences between normal aging and dementia, and learn about the assessment and diagnosis of this disease. Appropriate physical and emotional environment, as well as the effects of dementia on patients, caregivers, and the family are discussed. The role of research and the importance of public and professional education are also discussed.
Not all courses are offered each term.Spring 2021 registration opens February 1, 2021. Fall 2021 registration opens July 5, 2021.