Undergraduate Admissions Information
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5339 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5339
Fax (734) 432-5424
Email: admissions@madonna.edu

Dementia Care Plan of Study

Dementia Care: Cert Comp
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Dementia Care: Cert Comp


   Certificate Courses (11 cr. to be chosen)

      AGE 1070   Introduction to the Aging Experience 3 cr.  Never before in human history have so many people lived into old age. This aging population impacts the aging individual, families, communities, and social policy. An overview of the field of aging, with attention to the cultural, social, psychological, and economic factors which influence the life of the older adult. 
      AGE 2010   Introduction to Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias (AGE*/PSY) 1 cr.  An overview of Alzheimer's disease and other causes of dementia in older adults. Topics include diagnosis and current approaches to managing these diseases. Course must precede AGE 3460. 
      AGE 2240   Supporting Family Caregivers 2 cr.  An overview of the informal and formal resources available to the caregiver responsible for the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of an aged family member. 
      AGE 3100   Enriching Life in Later Years 3 cr.  Exploration of strategies to identify meaningful pursuits in later life and methods of facilitating life enrichment in a variety of settings with individuals of all levels of ability. Students apply concepts, theories, resources, engagement strategies, and standards of practice for successful activity programs. 
      AGE 3460   Addressing Behavior Changes in Dementia (AGE*/PSY) 2 cr.  Explores the causes of challenging behaviors in people with dementia and discusses strategies for addressing these behaviors. Prerequisite: AGE 2010. 
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