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Dementia Care (Part-time)

Credential:
Certificate of Achievement
Program Code:
1419
School:
Continuing Education

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

Admission Procedures

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Graduate Opportunities

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

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Program Outcomes

Program Courses

Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
OLRN1732 Exploring Dementia Care
Description: This course will focus on the philosophy of care, specifically holistic care within a medical model. Diagnosis, appropriate physical and emotional environments, effects of dementia on the client and caregiver, research on caregiving, and the importance of ongoing education for caregivers.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
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
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1732
CoRequisites:
Closed
OLRN1736 Enhancing Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Dementia Care
Description: This course will focus on bringing the PERSON back to personal care. Participants will learn to develop specialized non-verbal communication techniques, facilitate enhancement of workplace interpersonal skills and bridge communications between professional and family caregivers.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1732
CoRequisites:
Closed
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
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1732
CoRequisites:
Details

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Contact

Shirley Nequest, snequest@conestogac.on.ca, 519-748-5220 ext. 3759

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