This video introduces a 4-part online learning module: Dementia Capable Systems and Dementia Friendly Communities. The introduction provides the learning objectives for this fourth module of the Alzheimer’s Association curriculum, “A Public Health Approach to Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias.” A 4-part set of short videos compose the module.
Module 4: Dementia Capable Systems and Dementia Friendly Communities describes the concepts of dementia capable systems and dementia friendly communities, both of which involve systems and infrastructure needed to accommodate the needs of a population with memory loss, and a variety of related physical, cognitive and behavioral symptoms, as well as other comorbidities. From the 4-part module, learners will gain a general understanding of addressing Alzheimer’s at the community level, support services and programs, workforce training, and caregiver needs and support. This module is part of the Alzheimer’s Association curriculum, “A Public Health Approach to Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias,” which was designed for use by undergraduate faculty in schools and programs of public health as well as related disciplines. Usage of this module is free and open to the public. To learn more about the curriculum, and find the references for curriculum content, visit alz.org/public-health-curriculum.