September 19, 2022

Innovative training programme for Alzheimer’s Caregivers at the Metropolitan College

Aiming to provide a new level of care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, as well as their caregivers’ know – how, Metropolitan College offers a modern training and certification program.  

Program is designed by the “Hellenic Initiative Against Alzheimer’s”, under the guidance of associates from the Johns Hopkins University: Kostas Lyketsos, Professor of the Precision Medicine Center of Excellence in Alzheimer’s Disease of the USA University Johns Hopkins, and the teaching team led by Andrea Nelson, RN, MS, Director of Memory Care Programs at the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center.  

The program implements the best practices worldwide, as put forward by the HIAA, and covers both main categories of caregivers: health professionals (such as psychologists, nurses, etc.) who are interested in acquiring specialised knowledge, as well as family members who care for fellow citizens suffering from Alzheimer’s and related diseases. Metropolitan College’s scientific team has adapted the educational material to the particularities and culture of Greece, in order to correspond to the needs of the country’s human resources. 

The duration of the programme is 100 hours for health professionals and 40 hours for family caregivers.  

The programme provides the option to choose between online attendance (with a combination of asynchronous (80%) and synchronous (20%) training) and on-site study. Its successful completion leads to the acquisition of a certification. 

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