Under the guidance of Kostas Lyketsos, Professor of the Precision Medicine Center of Excellence in Alzheimer’s Disease of the USA University Johns Hopkins, and the teaching team led by Andrea Nelson, RN, MS, Director of Memory Care Programs at the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center, the scientific team of the Metropolitan College adapts the educational material of the programmes to the particularities and culture of Greece, in order to correspond to the needs of the country’s human resources.
The programmes cover both main categories of caregivers: health professionals (such as psychologists, nurses, etc.) who are interested in acquiring specialised knowledge, as well as family members who care for fellow citizens suffering from Alzheimer’s and related diseases. Completion of each one of the programmes leads to the acquisition of a certification, thus the quality criteria for their implementation are particularly high.
The scientific directions that have been set reflect the key principles of Precision Medicine in the field of neurodegenerative diseases, having as a model the respective training programmes implemented in the USA.
The ultimate goal of providing these programmes in Greece is to develop a new level of provision of care for our fellow citizens suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
The programmes include the opportunity of obtaining a Certification of Knowledge and Skills by a specially accredited body of the Hellenic Accreditation System (E.SY.D.).