A course for Dementia caregiving in the community
DATE & TIME
22 February – 8 March 2021
5.30 pm – 7.00 pm
VENUE : Online via ZOOM
Prof. Charles Scerri, Mr Alex Gobey, Mr Anthony Scerri, Ms Rosette Bonello
ABOUT THE COURSE
The aim of the course: The majority of individuals with dementia in Malta live within their communities.
There is also a general understanding that increasing awareness and knowledge is fundamental in enhancing the quality of dementia care and in developing dementia-friendly communities where individuals with dementia are welcomed to continue participating in daily life for as long as possible. This course is specifically designed to provide caregivers, including family members, with the basic knowledge and skills to care for people with dementia at home.
Course Programme :
Monday 22 February 2021 – Misunderstanding dementia – Prof. Charles Scerri
Thursday 25 February 2021 – Services for individuals with dementia and their caregivers – Mr. Alex Gobey
Monday 1 March 2021 – Understanding and dealing with changes in behaviour – Dr. Anthony Scerri
Thursday 4 March 2021 – Communicating with individuals with dementia – Dr. Anthony Scerri
Monday 8 March 2021 – Enhancing the quality of life through activities – Ms. Rosette Bonello
Course Coordinator: Professor Charles Scerri specializes in the behavioural, biochemical,
neuropharmacological and social aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and associated dementias. He holds a PhD from the University of Dundee, Scotland and currently lectures neuropathology and dementia studies to various departments at the University of Malta. He is also one of the co-founders of the Malta Dementia Society and currently acts as its Chairperson. Prof. Scerri is Vice-Chair of Alzheimer Europe, is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Diseases, acts as the National Focal Point on Dementia and chairs the National Dementia Working Group.
WHAT’S INCLUDED: Certificate of Attendance issued by Malta University Consulting Ltd on 80% attendance
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