As of December 2013, this calss will no longer be available through the Office for the Study of Aging. A transcript of the lecture series is available. Dementia Dialogues Narrative Online
If you are interested in a "live" training feel free to contact individuals who are Certified Dementia Dialogue Trainers. Only trainers listed have been approved to use the name Dementia Dialogues. To find a trainer near you see the list of approved trainers.
Richard was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia. He was 63 years old. "It made me feel so sad it. It just absolutely broke my heart and I started the grieving process." Mary was able to prepare herself for the progression of the disease by taking the free class on Alzheimer's and dementia (Dementia Dialogues).
Watch Mary talk about her experience in an excerpt from WLTX News.
An estimated 22 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s disease. Approximately 5 million live in the United States. The number of people with the disease doubles every 5 years.
The Alzheimer’s Disease Registry reports that 7.8% of South Carolinians age 65 or over and 31% age 85 or over have Alzheimer’s disease. An estimated 60,000 new cases will occur between 2012 and 2017.
Although much research has been conducted on the cause and cure of Alzheimer’s disease, little information is available about hands-on care. Dementia Dialogues provides the most current and practical information in the care of people with dementia. OSA’s extensive research supports this training program which assists caregivers through the following topics:
Each of the 5 sessions is approximately 90 minutes in length. Participants will be awarded a Dementia Specialist Certificate after completion of all 5 sessions. Recommended participants include CNAs, PCAs, nurses, family members, activity directors, and anyone who interacts with individuals with dementia. Training is provided at no cost to participants.
Additional Dementia Resources: