GERO 575 Dementia and Memory

(3 credits; 7 weeks, Spring 1st year)

This course focuses on the all aspects of the disease process including medical management and caring for people with dementing illnesses in acute, community and long term care settings. Topics include the disease process, effects on cognition, vision, balance, and motor planning, effects on performance of activities of daily living, caregiver stress, strategies for managing and evaluating care provided by family caregiver and healthcare professionals, analysis of clinical care of the dying, and the psychological issues of death and dying.