In collaboration with Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WI DHS), UW CIPE offered the 2023 IPL Dementia Caregiving Badge from February 1st to the end of April in which 18 students/learners from Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Pre-Health, Social Work, and Biology & Psychology Research programs from UW–Madison, UW– Milwaukee (n=1), and Mercer College in Georgia (n=2) participated. The students were placed in 6 interprofessional teams who worked collaboratively with 6 caregivers of people living with dementia, Dementia Care Specialists (DCS), and faculty facilitators to develop a customized community resource packet and a collaborative health promotion plan (as a Capstone Project) for the caregiver.
The debrief session of this IPL Dementia Caregiving Badge was held on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Below are two graphs a debrief poll from the evening. The first graph shows the results of the question asking students if they felt the course achieved the program goal of assisting them to improve their interprofessional competencies of which 17/17 said yes. The second graph shows the results of the question asking students felt that the knowledge and information gained from the IPL Dementia Caregiving Badge meet their expectations with 16/17 students saying yes, and one student sharing yes, but they which there was a little bit more information specifically about dementia and the disease itself.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the participants, caregivers, DCS, facilitators, planning team, and WI DHS for their participation and great contribution to the success of this year offering. A special shout-out to:
Wisconsin DHS: Kristen Felten, MSW, APSW and Kathleen Smith
Dementia Care Specialists: Traci Edmondson, Kelsey Flock, Susan Johnson, Pam Kul-berg, and Carley Prochaska (two teams)
Facilitators: Beth Fields, PhD, OTR/L, BCG; Theresa Fishler, MSSW, CISW; Jeff Hartmann, PT, DPT, MPH; Hossein Khalili, BScN, MScN, PhD, FNAP; Tracy Schroepfer, PhD, MSW, MA; and Sue Wenker, PT, PhD, MS
Project Coordinators: Chinh Kieu, DPh-4 and Kaitlyn Hawley, B. Ed
We look forward to continuing this IPL Dementia Caregiving Badge course with the support of the Wisconsin DHS through the BOLD project.
To learn more and RSVP for next year’s IPL Healthy Aging Initiatives visit: https://cipe.wisc.edu/education/#IPEhealthyaging