All too often, dementia remains an abstraction for students in the health professions. Although social work students focus on environmental and family influences, nursing and medical students usually encounter a strong educational focus on hospital care, which limits the opportunity to understand the full impact of a dementing illness on patient and family. An interdisciplinary, experiential course was designed to include an opportunity to spend time with dementia patients and their caregivers in non-medical settings. This course had two goals. The first was to allow students to witness.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology