The Middle East Academy for Medicine of Ageing and the Middle East & North Africa Association on Ageing & Alzheimer’s announces the Diploma in Dementia care for the years 2022/2023.
The curriculum developed for the Diploma will be shared in two Region of the World, the MENA and the Caribbean. The two Regions will be independent in administering the Diploma however they will collaborate and exchange resources that will make the curriculum and the Diploma a strong initiative in the field of Dementia.
This intensive study course composed of four sessions is directed towards physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, health care officers, and the comprehensive team responsible for the health care of older people, in addition to faculty members of medical, nursing, social and physiotherapy schools interested in developing the field of geriatrics and gerontology. The course can also be attended by junior potential academic staff, working in other fields (internal medicine, sub-specialties, biology) involving the ageing process and care of elderly people. The complete program aims to increase scientific, clinical, educational and managerial competencies in dementia care. Participants that successfully complete the four sessions will receive the Diploma in Dementia Care
Postgraduate Diploma in DementiaPeople living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, along with their caregivers, turn to trusted professionals to understand the condition and the challenges they may face. Worldwide Health systems are poorly oriented towards quality dementia care. There are critical gaps in dementia education and training. In the MENA Region the situation is even worse. There are Knowledge deficits in aged care workers, nurses, doctors and family carers about the diseases. Educators, practicing professionals, and students across multiple disciplines will benefit from advancing their knowledgeof dementia. However there is limited educational resources that provide information in a systematic fashion.
Learn from the global leaders in Geriatric & Gerontology education in the MENA to help lead positive change
MEAMA is a leader in Multispecialty training in Geriatric and Gerontology education in the MENA. In collaboration with MENAAA and Abyad Medical Center is starting special training in Dementia Care.
Requirements for Diploma Completion
At the end of the course of four sessions, across which 10 modules are divided, participants will receive a postgraduate Diploma in Dementia Care and will be graduated as
‘members of the MENAAA & MEAMA’ A network to stimulate the development and maintenance of services for health related problems in elderly people in the Middle- East & North Africa Area