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January 2015 - Volume 11 - Issue 7

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Miami Dade College-Medical Campus School of Continuing Education and Professional Development and Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation Bringing Education for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care to South Florida

Miami Dade College-Medical Campus School of Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) and Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation (NSCFF) have teamed up for a unique, first of its kind collaboration. If you or someone you know is caring for a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s/dementia or have had to hire a caregiver to do the same, this course has been developed with you in mind.
 
Recognizing the need for true hands-on training and education for caregivers, Miami Dade College-Medical Campus School of CEPD and NSCFF have used their combined experience and skills to develop an Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Certificate Program called “Managing Alzheimer’s and Dementia for the Caregiver”. This 15-hour course is unlike any other currently offered in that it will provide a family member or caregiver with hands-on skills training and education. The course will focus on patient safety, proper lifting and turning skills, communication techniques, bathing techniques, meal time tips, and how to deal with all of the emotional challenges of being a caregiver. 
 
“The development of this course is very timely”, says Dr. Jeffrey Horstmyer, Neurologist and Chairman of NSCFF. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, neuro-degenerative disorder that attacks neurons in the brain, resulting in memory loss, impaired thinking, language skills and behavioral changes. There are over 5 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. In 2014, Florida had an average of 480,000 people aged 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, this number reflects 12% of the total senior population living in Florida.
 
Caring for a person with a progressive memory disorder is physically, emotionally and financially challenging. This course is geared to help empower and instruct the family member and/or hired caregiver who will learn hands-on strategies to support your loved one through the various stages of Alzheimer’s/dementia.
 
Miami Dade College-Medical Campus School of CEPD and NSCFF – exceeding the standards in quality of care provided to persons living with Alzheimer’s and dementia in our community!
If you are interested in learning more or have questions on how to enroll in this certificate program at Miami Dade College-Medical Campus, contact the School of Continuing Education and Professional Development at (305) 237-4177 or visit www.mdc.edu/ce/medical.  
 
Jennifer Falk is Social Work Programs Coordinator at the Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation.
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