Educational Partnerships

Educational Partnerships

We recognize the importance of education in continually improving the model of dementia care and are pleased to partner with educational institutions for learning enhancement, training and internship opportunities.

We invite you to review the following examples of some of our most recent educational partnerships:

Enhanced Caregiver Education Pilot Study

In our continuing goal to develop a best practice model of dementia care, McCormick Dementia Services is partnering with Western University and Behavioural Supports Ontario to conduct a pilot project for an enhanced education series for caregivers of people with dementia. With the support of the McCormick Care Foundation, the FACET project — Family Caregiver Education and Training – involves studying the interaction between caregivers and simulated dementia patients to discover new ways to engage in meaningful activity and to minimize or redirect agitated behaviours.

Education Partnerships

Service Learning with King’s University College

A service learning experience provides students of the Masters in Social Work program at King’s University College with an opportunity to connect with early stage dementia clients in the McCormick Day Program. Students benefit from the personal interaction and debriefing opportunities that help shed some light on the experiences and specific care needs of this population.

Post-Graduate Studies/Certificate in Personal Support Work

A post-graduate learning opportunity for students of Fanshawe College’s Personal Support Worker program is being developed by McCormick Dementia Services, Fanshawe College, Western University and the London Health Sciences Centre’s Behavioural Supports Ontario program. Specializing in dementia care, the program involves students learning from and interacting with simulated dementia patients as well as experiencing a day program student placement opportunity.

For more information on how your educational program can become involved with McCormick Home, McCormick Dementia Services or McCormick Dementia Research, please contact Steve Crawford, CEO, McCormick Care Group at scrawford@mccormickcare.ca.

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