Program Description

Gain the skills needed for a career working with those living with dementia!

The number of Canadian’s living with dementia is rising, according to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Through both theoretical and practical work, build on your existing knowledge and skills in the health and/or social service field and specialize in areas of care related to dementia.

Designed for those looking to enhance their competency and skills in caring for those with dementia, this program explores the importance of preserving the personhood of individuals living with dementia, utilizing care-giving strategies, collaborating with multidisciplinary teams, the ethical and legal implication affecting individuals living with dementia and more.

Opportunities include specialization in several areas of care related to dementia, such as long-term care facilities, adult day care programs, home care and senior housing.

Potential and in-progress students must be aware that most agencies accepting clinical/placement students require you to be fully vaccinated with Health Canada approved vaccines. If you are not fully immunized, it may have a significant impact on your ability to participate in clinical/field placement.

Additional Details

Admission and Registration

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Simply ensure you meet the requirements listed on the Admission Requirements webpage prior to registering.

You require an approved certificate in Health Sciences or Human Services within Canada.

Interested in taking a single course? Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, the courses in this program can be taken individually.

Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes outline what graduates need to know, and be able to do, after they complete a program.

Review the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) program learning outcomes.


Career Opportunities

Specialization in Dementia Education increases the opportunity for employment in the various areas of care giving, including community long term care residential.

For details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

Next Steps

Field Placement / Clinical

Students preparing for laboratory and clinical experience should visit our Preclinical / Clinical webpage and our Clinical FAQ for details and information on the process.

You MUST register for Preplacement/Clinical Service (HLTH10223), which is not part of the program of study, to complete required health clearances prior to registering for a clinical.

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions

College Resources

Program Contact

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Completion Requirement

6 Course(s)

Professional with patient


This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

Click on the course names to view current availability.

A selection of courses will be offered each term.

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