Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Focuses on issues related to the care of older adults presenting behavioral and cognitive challenges, using a person-centered, person-directed approach. Introduces students to assessment, treatment and care of persons experiencing dementia, problematic mental health conditions, and the dying process. Recommend: WR 115 and RD 115. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).

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3.00

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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
 
43766 Web 26-Sep-2016 thru 17-Dec-2016
Instructor: Mike A Faber
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact the department at 971-722-8254 (Office) or 971-722-4077 (Dept Chair) or 971-722-8548 (Fax).
 

Course details: CRN 43766

From the Instructor:

Welcome to GRN 235, Introduction to Dementia Care. This course is designed for students with interest in learning about dementia care. Students should contact the Gerontology Program for further information on the course and the Advanced Behavioral & Cognitive Care Certificate of Completion. This course is organized around learning modules that include required reading, lecture, demonstration, resources, discussion, written assignments, other assessments, and team projects. This course focuses on issues related to the care of older adults presenting behavioral and cognitive challenges, using a person-centered, person-directed approach. Introduces students to assessment, treatment and care of persons experiencing dementia, problematic mental health conditions, and the dying process. Students new to distance learning and D2L are required to complete the Online Orientation to D2L. I encourage students to attend the Fall Term Gerontology Orientation on Monday, September 26th, from 5 to 7pm in TCB107.

Course Specific Requirements:

This course requires the following textbooks: Life Worth Living (Thomas, 1996), Speaking our Minds (Snyder, 2009), Art of Dementia Care (Kuhn, 2008), Person with Alzheimers Disease (Harris, 2002), as well as three optional texts including: Best Friends Approach to Alzheimers Care (Bell, 2002), Creative Approaches in Dementia Care (Lee, 2011), and Forget Memory (Basting, 2009). Because this is an online course, I communicate with students via our D2L course and via email listed in the course class list and via michael.faber@pcc.edu. Check the Course Calendar for scheduled assignment dates and deadlines, and use either email address to let me know if/when we need to confer by telephone. Please feel free to contact me by email with any questions about this course.

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