This class targets family caregivers of a friend or family member with Dementia. The instructor will cover normal versus not normal aging, how dementia affects the brain over time, and effective techniques for successful communication specifically Positive Physical Approach and Hand-under-Hand.
Objective: Educate the family and friends about what happens to the brain as we age vs. aging with dementia and the best way to communicate with the individuals with dementia.
1). Students will be able to describe what happens to the brain as we age.
2). Students will be able to practice and demonstrate successful communication techniques used with individuals with dementia.
Non-Credit Course Justification:
This course fulfills part of the mission of the Kupuna Education Center and expands our family caregiving series.
If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate the accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in ‘Ilima 107, ph.734-9552, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the KCC Deaf Center at ph. 734-9210 (V), 447-1379 (videophone), or email email@example.com.
Please note: you will need to contact Kapi’olani CC’s DSSO or Deaf Center to request accommodations in a Kapi’olani CC course even if you’ve already registered or are receiving services at another UH campus’s disability support program.
Kapi‘olani Community College Refund/Drop Policy:
100% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 10 business days or more prior to start date of course.
50% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 5-9 business days prior to start date of course.
0% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made less than 5 business days prior to start date of