Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly: Models Measures, and Methods

Course Number: Nursing 872
Credit(s): 3
Type: Seminar
Prerequisite(s): N801. PhD Program enrollment.

This course focuses on the phenomenon of cognitive impairment in the elderly. The course is designed to explicate and evaluate nursing knowledge concerning physiological, psychological, social, and environmental bases associated with behavioral patterns in the cognitively impaired elderly. Theoretical models of cognitive impairment, measurement and methodological issues in studying cognitive impairment, and empirical support for various nursing interventions are examined. The view of cognitive impairment and any/all interventions as related to spiritual/cultural values are also considered.