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Course Name:

Geriatric Nursing

Course Description:

This course is designed to help the students to gain good broad perspective about elderly and people with special needs. Emphasis will be on various concepts and theories of aging and changes associated with the old age. The focus will be on health promotion and prevention of diseases associated with aging. Student will receive in depth practical information on how to work with elderly who are frail due to dementia, memory impairment or chronic illnesses and how to handle difficult behaviors, communicate with compassion, and also design activities that provide meaning to the lives of frail older adults and people with special needs.