The purpose of this online training program is to prepare you to play the role of an elderly patient with either Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Geriatric standardized patient programs provide medical students with experience and insight regarding how to promote function, and thus quality of life, for older adults.
In each section, there are links to printable materials you will use to play the role of a patient with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Viewing and printing these documents requires the free Adobe Reader. If you do not have the Adobe Reader, please click the button to the right to download it.
SECTION 2 - Assessment of Activities of Daily Living
SECTION 3 - The Alzheimer's Disease Patient
SECTION 4 - The Parkinson's Disease Patient
SECTION 5 - Debriefing the Student
This Standardized Patient Actor Training was developed by Gerald Jogerst, MD, Professor in the University of Iowa Department of Family Medicine. This project is supported with funding from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.