Working with Dementia Clients - Multidiscipline - 138
Gain the skills needed for a career working with those living with dementia!
The number of Canadian’s living with dementia is rising, according to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Through both theoretical and practical work, build on your existing knowledge and skills in the health and/or social service field and specialize in areas of care related to dementia.
Designed for those looking to enhance their competency and skills in caring for those with dementia, this program explores the importance of preserving the personhood of individuals living with dementia, utilizing care-giving strategies, collaborating with multidisciplinary teams, the ethical and legal implication affecting individuals living with dementia and more.
Opportunities include specialization in several areas of care related to dementia, such as long-term care facilities, adult day care programs, home care and senior housing.
You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.
Admission & Registration
Working with Dementia Clients - Multidiscipline Program
Approved certificate in Health Sciences or Human Services within Canada.
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered. Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2019/20 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Health and Nursing .
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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.
NOTE: YOU MUST register for HLTH10223 to complete required health clearances prior to registration in CLIN10096 - Dementia Clients Clinical.
|Register||Course number||Course title||Course Hours|
|N/A||CLIN10096||Dementia Clients Clinical||60.00|
|N/A||COMM10335||Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Dementia Care||24.00|
|N/A||COMM10336||Exploring Dementia Care||24.00|
|N/A||HSCI10223||Creating a Dementia Care Skill Kit||24.00|
|N/A||HSCI10231||Legal and Ethical Issues Related to Aging||36.00|
Select 1 from the next 5 courses
|Register||Course number||Course title||Course Hours|
|N/A||HSCI10228||Physiology of Aging||36.00|
|N/A||HSCI10229||Assessment and Planning||36.00|
|N/A||HSCI10230||Mental Health Aspects of Aging||36.00|
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Field Placement / Clinical
Frequently Asked Questions
Successful completion of the Dementia Studies or Working with the Dementia Clients Program will enable the graduate to:
- Provide care, recognizing the uniqueness of each individual and the importance of preserving the personhood of the individual with dementia
- Utilize caregiving strategies which promote the strengths and abilities of the individual and promote positive outcomes for both individuals with dementia and their caregivers
- Collaboratively work within a multidisciplinary team to holistically assess the care needs of individuals with dementia as well as family members and significant others
- Recognize the ethical and legal implications affecting individuals with dementia and provide an environment which empowers individuals and families as they prepare to make difficult choices
- Understand that positive changes in the workplace environment meet the changing needs of the individual with dementia
- Demonstrate caregiver competency by seeking out learning opportunities to improve care to those with dementia
- Utilize current research in order to promote quality of life for individuals with dementia
- Specialization in Dementia Education increases the opportunity for employment in the various areas of care giving, community long term career residential
- Promotes effective use of theoretical and practical skills in the care of those with dementia