Do you have a bachelor’s degree and seek a 1-credit, 100% online course focused on dementia care?

You can take Contemporary Foundations of Dementia as a Non-Degree/Visiting student. 


Join us for Contemporary Foundations of Dementia, and gain the skills and knowledge required to care for dementia patients in today's healthcare environment.

NURS 5108: Contemporary Foundations of Dementia is a course for nurses and healthcare professionals seeking to expand their knowledge on two common types of dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease. 

Dementia care trainee working with Alzheimer's patient through skill-building tools gained from dementia care workshop.Offered three times per year in summer, fall, and spring for seven weeks, UConn School of Nursing’s Contemporary Foundations of Dementia course provides students with essential skills to assess, treat, and care for patients with dementia.

Throughout the course, students explore the pathophysiology, diagnostic testing, current treatments, risk factors, stages, and current clinical trials of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease. Additionally, students examine the public health crisis of dementia, nationally, comparing and contrasting the pathophysiology, treatment, and symptom presentation of each dementia type.

Through a primary focus on the U.S., students explore the current and projected scope of the epidemic, the financial burden on federal and state governments, individuals, caregivers, and the healthcare system.

The knowledge gained in this course is valuable for nurses and healthcare professionals involved in direct patient care and care coordination. Successful completion of this course prepares students to continue with the 11-credit Dementia Care Online Graduate Certificate program, which comprises three courses: NURS 5105 (3 credits), NUR 5106 (4 credits), and NURS 5107 (4 credits).


To learn more about this one-credit course, please contact Christine Dileone at