Community Supports for People with Dementia

Nursing 511: Community Supports for People with Dementia

A 2 credit service learning seminar
Enrollment for Summer 2019 opens March 25
Course size is capped at 25 students
No prerequisites; enrollment at consent of instructor
Open to all majors

By 2035, some 202,000 Wisconsinites will be living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. More than two-thirds of people with dementia are cared for in the community by family members and friends.

What will you do as a future professional, to improve care and supports for people living with dementia and their family caregivers?

As part of this service learning course, students volunteer 25 hours over the semester with community partners on projects ranging from Music and Memory programs, to memory screenings, to dementia friendly business trainings, to state policy proposals.

 

For more information, contact care@son.wisc.edu or read our article on “Making Communities and Future Professionals More Dementia Friendly.” We also have a flyer (PDF) to promote the course.