Summer Institute on Mental Disorders and the Older Adult: Advanced Dementia Care

Next offering July 26-27, 2018. Check back for details.

At a glance

What: Summer Institute on Mental Disorders and the Older Adult: Advanced Dementia Care

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI

Continuing education credit: 12 hours (1.2 CEUs), 12 CECH (CHES) contact hours


Advanced Dementia Care: Meeting the Challenge with Competence and Compassion

The July 26 and 27, 2018 Summer Institute on Mental Disorders and the Older Adult will usher in the New Mental Health and Older Adult Certificate: The Advanced Dementia Care Specialist.

UW research and clinical Faculty and regional leaders will introduce participants to major challenges associated with mid to late stages of dementia care. Topics will include: ambiguous loss, the palliative approaches, hospice care, sleep disorders, family conflict, behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, ethics and boundaries in dementia care, spiritual and cultural care in late stage dementia, care coordination and effective transitions in advanced dementia, and decisional capacity, among other topics.  Classes for this new certificate are scheduled to start in Fall 2018.

For further information contact Suzanna Waters Castillo, PhD, MSSW, Director of Professional Development in Geriatric Mental Health Care:  suzanna.castillo@wic.edu or 608 263 3164.

Credits for human services professionals

UW-Madison is a board-approved provider for continuing education. View more information on approved continuing education credits here»

Achieve additional credentialing

The Summer Institute’s 1.3 CEUs (or 13 credit hours) are applied toward the completion of the UW-Madison Mental Health and the Older Adult Certificate Program.