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Living with Dementia: Impact on Individuals, Caregivers, Communities and Societies

Johns Hopkins University via Coursera

7 Reviews 535 students interested
  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Disease & Disorders
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 3-5 hours a week
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  • Duration 5 weeks long
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Health professionals and students, family caregivers, friends of and affected individuals, and others interested in learning about dementia and quality care will benefit from completing the course. Led by Drs. Nancy Hodgson and Laura Gitlin, participants will acquire foundational knowledge in the care of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurocognitive disorders.

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Reviews for Coursera's Living with Dementia: Impact on Individuals, Caregivers, Communities and Societies
3.9 Based on 7 reviews

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Anonymous
3.0 5 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I came to this class to learn about new research on drug development or maybe new discoveries in neuroscience, this is the brain disease after all, and only the last 19 minutes video was about new development and the search for cure.

Taking care of people with Alzheimer's disease is a 24/7 duty, at some point they forget how to talk, walk, swallow, but we have no choice but keep loving them and assisting them as long as they breathe because they are our parents.
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Rita R
5.0 2 years ago
by Rita completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This is a course I have taken twice and will take again in a few years. As you learn more and hear more conversations about mental illness you will discover that everyone has some connection to someone living with Dementia. The course is extremely well done. The information is updated and one quickly realizes how much progression there has been in the last ten years or more. Hopefully the progression in information will outpace the progression of the disease. I recommend this to everyone.
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Mark M
5.0 4 years ago
by Mark completed this course.
This is the most relevant, cutting edge course on dementia care. If you have a family member that you are caring for, urge the rest of your family members to take it with you. We are taking care of our 91 year old mother with Alzheimer's and this has given us the blueprint of keeping her safe, comfortable and happy. It also helps us to understand the stages thst she is going through, and prepare for them.
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Dawn G
3.0 2 years ago
Dawn completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
The class was too easy. I am not a trained caregiver, and yet most of what was covered in class was already known to me or simply common sense.
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