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Distance Learning - Part-time Courses - Dementia Care Studies

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OLRN1736 Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Dementia Care

Description: Specific communication skills are required throughout the progressive stages of dementia. Dementia-specific approaches to communication, problem-solving, and cueing are reviewed. Working in teams, with families, and inter-agency partners to effect change and ensure quality programming for dementia patients are explored.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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OLRN1734 Creating a Dementia Care Skills Kit

Description: This course allows participants to explore a variety of dementia care skills including creating meaningful programs and activities, therapeutic caregiving strategies, needs communication messaging models (NCM), life stories, and compassionate communication.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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OLRN1738 Development, Sustainability & Evaluation of Dementia Care Programs

Description: Focus on the development and sustainability of programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for those with dementia. Follow the program planning process through conducting a needs assessment, creating operational plans, exploring sustainability models, to analyzing and performing program evaluations.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1732
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OLRN1742 Empowerment in Dementia Care

Description: Examine ways that caregivers and those with dementia can ensure, maintain and enhance their quality of life. Topics include end-of-life care, development and training, caregiver integrity, affecting change in the workplace, work-life balance.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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OLRN1732 Overview of Dementia Care

Description: 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.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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