Dementia Care

Dementia Care Certificate of Completion


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Understand the complexity and develop the skills required to support the emotional, psychological, social and physical challenges experienced by persons with a dementia. Gain valuable insight and learn how to support dementia care patients and their families.

Note: This program was designed to provide experience for non-health care professionals and family caregivers to better understand the disease and the social complexities that come with caring for someone experiencing a dementia.


  • Enhance your health and human service practice with a specialty in dementia care
  • Prepare to work with dementia patients and their families

Program Format

  • Complete the 3 required courses (45 hours)
  • Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 3 years


Program Requirements 

  • Check the technical requirements for using the Blackboard online learning platform prior to registering for any of the courses.
  • Please log in to your Blackboard course on the official course start date and refer to your Course Outline for assignment due dates.
  • The listed course hours indicate the estimated time for students to review the online learning units. Your actual time spent completing assignments may vary.

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Required Courses

Understanding Dementia
Examine this progressive neurological disorder through the lens of history, culture and medicine. Develop understanding of the emotional, psychological, social and physical challenges experienced by persons with a dementia – and their families – from current evidence-based research and practice.

Subject code: XHHC 10105 15 Hours. Fee: $269
CRN 30365
 Online  Jan. 30-Feb. 27  

Caring for Older Adults
Examine principles of gerontology defined through medicine, nursing and the social sciences. Develop knowledge and understanding of the complex skills required for care of older adults experiencing a dementia.

Subject code: XHHC 10106 15 Hours. Fee: $269  
 CRN 30366
 Online Mar. 6-Apr. 2

Caring for Families
Families are considered informal care givers to their loved ones as dementia is diagnosed and progresses. Develop knowledge of person-centered relational practice skills required by health care providers working with families and persons experiencing a dementia.

Subject code: XHHC 10107 15 Hours. Fee: $269  
  CRN 30367  Online  Apr. 3-May 1


*Spring 2017 registration opens Mon., Mar. 13, 2017
*Fall 2017 registration opens Mon., Jun. 12, 2017

Student Testimonials

"It was a very good experience taking the Dementia Care Course at MRU. A lot of information to know and learn. I found the discussions regarding various types of Recreational Therapies very useful at work. I learned a lot and felt happy and confident enough dealing and caring for my Dementia residents. I feel I have been able to make a difference among our residents."

Mary Ann Keranovic, Personal Care Aide

"I found the Dementia Care Course at MRU very helpful especially at work. I learned that there are different kinds of approaches when caring for persons with Dementia. I discovered valuable lessons about the importance of involving and supporting family members when caring for a resident with Dementia. I found the instructor was easy to communicate with and was available when needed."

Rubian Matilla, Licensed Practical Nurse

"I have been working with our beloved seniors for the past six years and I have had my fair share of good experiences that has enabled me to perform better with my work. Learning is a continuous process and there is always room for improvement. I have taken the Dementia Care Course at MRU through our Director of Wellness, Helen Perry, RN whose unwavering effort for continuing growth amongst the Wellness staff members has helped me to appreciate my outcome results. The instructor was excellent, even though the course was offered online. I felt her reaching out to her students in a very personal way. The course made me more equipped with knowledge in how to interact with our residents with Dementia. I would highly recommend this course to those who are directly involved in the Health Care Profession. You will finish the course with a more open perspective."

Jonah Marie Suezo-Verzoza, Licensed Practical Nurse

"Looking after, a loved one with Dementia can be a challenge for families and caregivers. As a Health Care Professional, I believe that it is very important to be equipped with adequate knowledge and understanding of the disease process, its progression as well as its impact on a person who is suffering with Dementia. MRU’s Certificate Course on Dementia Care has provided me with the knowledge that I can use to provide quality care and support to our residents and their families. It has helped me improve my communication skills and has enhanced my ability to handle difficult behaviors that we face as we care for our Memory Care residents. Thorough this course, I have learned to focus on our resident’s abilities and what they can still do, thereby allowing me to find ways to make their journey worthwhile."

Keith Michelle Bronce, Licensed Practical Nurse

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Contact us

For information about this program:
403.440.6867 or 1.866.616.3606
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

Customize this program for your organization through our Corporate Training department.

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