Atma Jaya

Summer School of Neurogeriatrics and Dementia (8 July-3 August 2019)

In facing the global ageing population, this programme is designed to bring the participants to delve deeper in the integrative multidiscipline management of geriatrics problems, especially dementia, through a person-centred care approach. After completion, participants are expected to be able to apply logical, critical, systematic, and innovative thinking in implementing knowledge and technology in caring for the people with dementia. Besides learning about assessments in dementia, participants will also look at the issue of dementia from policy, ethics, legal, economics, cultural aspects; and learn about research projects on cognitive function and quality of life of older people in Indonesia.


  • To develop applied practical skills in the diagnosis and management of dementia including current medication and non-pharmacological options on the basis of good-quality scientific evidence
  • To consider non-medical aspects of dementia in developing a person-centred long-term care plan, prioritizing the best practice principles for people who live with dementia.


  • Building empathy and communication skills as a prerequisite towards delivering a person-centred care to people with dementia
  • Recognition and diagnosis of key dementia syndromes
  • Gaining confidence in assessing patients with cognitive symptoms in a systematic way
  • Considering best practice of pharmacological treatment in older people
  • Understanding of nonpharmacological treatment including environment modification as a key factor in supporting people to live well with dementia
  • Understanding important legal, ethical and social issues of long-term care within the Indonesian cultural contexts of dementia and how to best address this through advocacy and policy-making

The Summer School of Neurogeriatrics & Dementia will run for four weeks and will consist of a series of lectures, problem-based learning tutorials, skills labs, and optional field trips.

For international participants, there is an opportunity for up to 6 weeks optional extension to join ongoing research in elderly in Indonesia.

An Indonesian “study buddy” will be assigned to each participant from abroad.

Issues for consideration will include:

  • Neuropsychological assessment in older people
  • Dementia diagnosis across cultures and languages
  • Behaviour & psychological symptoms of dementia: Overcoming challenges
  • Engaging people with dementia through effective communication
  • Cognitive stimulation therapy
  • Ethical, legal, and financial issues in Dementia


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