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Why Study Dementia Care at Madonna University?

  • One of nine Americans age 65 or over has Alzheimer’s disease; about 5 million have a form of dementia
  • Some 510,000 caregivers in Michigan provide approx. 580 million hours of unpaid care
  • Most senior living facilities are adding units designed for older adults with dementia
  • Madonna faculty members are respected professionals who share their experiences and skills in class

The Dementia Care certificate program includes courses that help you develop expertise in managing the troubling behaviors that often accompany dementia, and engage your clients in meaningful activity. Gain knowledge to be better able to address the issues facing an aging population. Learn how you can not only help provide optimal quality of life for persons with dementia, but also give support to their families. Sharpen your communication and critical thinking skills, and graduate prepared to find a rewarding career in dementia care.

Career Opportunities      Employers of Alumni
Activity director   Adult Day Programs 
Adult day program coordinator    Assisted Living Residences

Dementia consultant

  Home Care Agencies

Life enrichment director

  Non-Profit Organizations
Support group coordinator   Senior Living
    Skilled Nursing Facilities
    Self-Employed