About the program

Ideal for caregivers and family members interested in building on the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to care for those with dementia, the goal of the program is to enhance quality of life, health and wellness for those with dementia. Students will learn how to communicate effectively with persons with dementia, fellow health care providers, and family members who must work collaboratively to support the patient. Students will also learn how to plan and organize caregiving strategies with health professionals. Prospective applicants may include paraprofessionals, volunteers with varying educational backgrounds, and the general public.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program in order to graduate.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) OR, 19 years of age or older with mature student status.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form
  • Attach proof of admission requirements
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Graduate opportunities

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Program outcomes

  • Communicate effectively with persons with dementia, health care team members, and family
  • Recommend strategies that are responsive to individuals afflicted with dementia
  • Integrate theory, principles, concepts, and processes into competent dementia care practice
  • Prioritize and organize care in collaboration with other health professionals
  • Promote the health and wellness of those living with dementia and their family members

Program related resources

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming registrations

Mark your calendar with our registration dates, so you can plan your future.

Spring registration: Opens March 11, 2024
Fall registration: Opens July 22, 2024