TROY to offer course on coping with dementia, Alzheimer's

Posted: Wednesday, 12 January 2011

DOTHAN—Individuals and families will learn more about how to care for older adults who are coping with dementia or Alzheimer’s during an upcoming continuing education course offered by Troy University.

The course will be taught in three parts on Jan. 25, 27 and Feb. 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Dothan Campus Continuing Education Center.

The course will help participants learn to recognize the mental and physical changes in older adults suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s and how to plan for future care. The course will cover various care options, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home health.

David Morales, a certified trainer from the State of Alabama Department of Mental Health, Bureau of Geriatric Psychiatry, will be the instructor.

Registration is $29 for the entire series or $12 for individual sessions. The course is approved for continuing education credits for counselors, social workers and nursing home administrators.

For more information, or to register, contact the Continuing Education Center at 334-983-0005.