IPL Dementia Caregiving Badge – Telehealth Community Placement Orientation

On February 1st, 2022, UW CIPE in collaboration with its school/program partners and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services hosted the Orientation session of its Interprofessional Practice Learning (IPL) Dementia Caregiving Badge. The IPL Badge is a Telehealth Interprofessional Community Placement to educate health and social care professional students to learn and work collaboratively with each other and with the caregivers of people living with dementia.

Throughout the next three months (February-April), five teams of cross-professional students (from Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Public Health, and Social Work) will be working and learning with family caregivers of people living with dementia, Dementia Care Specialists, and facilitators. At the completion of the telehealth placement, students will receive an IPL Badge that counts towards the UW IPE Path of Distinction.

This project is part of the UW CIPE Healthy Aging Initiative and is funded by Wisconsin Department of Health through the CDC-funded Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Disease Project.

We would like to thank you all the students, DCSs, facilitators, and the project team for their participation in the IPL Badge.