Dementia: A Biopsychosocial Approach
Gerontology Offering New UNDERGRADUATE Class!
GERO 4700: SPECIAL TOPICS in GERONTOLOGY (CRN 21585)
How many times have you sat in class and wondered to yourself, “why do I need this class?” or “how am I going to apply this in the real world with my major?”
Gerontology’s new, Undergraduate, class on Dementia addresses a topic that transcends across all Majors, Minors, and Concentrations. Dementia transcends race, gender, age, education, even location. Dementia is a topic all of us should want to get more educated on because of the simple fact that at some point in all of our professional as well as personal lives, we are in contact with one another.
Worldwide, 47 million people have Dementia, and that number is rising each year. Yet, most people don’t understand what Dementia is.
This course presents a comprehensive overview of Dementia including: the difference between Dementia and age-related memory loss, getting diagnosed, and real-life, lived experiences of those living with Dementia. You will also get the chance to discuss the latest research and cross cultural-issues including topics such as financial, legal, and ethical issues.
Whether you have a personal interest or are preparing for a career working with older adults (Gerontology, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, all Health Professions, Public Policy, or Public Health) DEMENTIA: A BIOPHYCHOSOCIAL APPROACH (GERO 4700: Special Topics in Gerontology, CRN 21585 will provide you with a fundamental understanding of this disorder, in order to help those around you.
For more information about this course, contact the Gerontology Institute at GSU at
gerontology.gsu.edu or 404-413-5210.