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Dementia Studies

Available at: Cornwall part-time


This program is targeted towards people working in long term care homes, retirement homes, community support services, and others caring for persons living with dementia. This program develops the knowledge, skills and attitudes to enhance competency in providing quality care.

Statement of Achievement Objectives

At the end of this Statement of Achievement, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply the knowledge required to play an active and supporting role in ensuring the quality of life, independence and dignity of persons living with dementia from early warning signs to end- of- life care.
  2. Participate in and maintain collaborative professional working relationships with key stakeholder groups including community partners, families and other professionals to ensure a continuum of care for persons living with dementia.
  3. Act responsibly and be accountable for one’s actions within the context of current legislation and ethical frameworks.
  4. Advocate for the rights of persons living with dementia.


As of September 1, 2017 two courses have changed within this program. Six courses are still required to complete the credential. The course changes reflect the program objectives and provide students with a more current and relevant curriculum in dementia studies. Scroll down this page to the Program Outline to see the course requirements.

 Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.


Program Name

Dementia Studies

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Start Dates

Program Duration


Location (Campus)

Cornwall part-time

Canadian Fees

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline

BEHA 1000 Overview of Dementia
BEHA 1001 Communication Strategies
BEHA 1002 Enhanced Care Strategies
BEHA 1003 Ethics and Legalities
PSWO 2300 Palliative Care
BEHA 19 Dementia Studies Capstone Project

Admission Requirements


Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit:


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    Molly Speagle

    Program Contact

    Melissa Longtin

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