Caring For Cognitively Impaired Persons In Healthcare Settings
In Canada, hospitalization rates are 65% higher for seniors with dementia than for those without; those 65-79 stay in hospital about twice as long as seniors without dementia. A trip to the hospital can be stressful for both the person living with dementia and their care partners. Being prepared for emergency and planned hospital visits can help to relieve some of that stress.
Dr. Richard SztramkoGeriatrician, Assistant Professor, McMaster University
Through his work with patients with dementia and their families, Dr. Sztramko came to understand that there is a desire and need for online education about dementia that has been developed by experts in geriatrics. This inspired him to pursue the creation of iGeriCare.
Dr. Anthony LevinsonNeuropsychiatrist, Director, Division of e-Learning Innovation, McMaster University
At the Division of e-Learning Innovation, Dr. Levinson exercises his passion for researching and developing online solutions to deliver high-quality health educational experiences to both the public and health care professionals. iGeriCare provides a unique opportunity to leverage his expertise in mental health and learning technologies to create a modern and engaging approach to dementia education.
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