Iowa Geriatric Education Center Iowa Geriatric Education Center

Standardized Patient Actor Training

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 required the free Adobe Reader. If you do not have the Adobe Reader, please click the button to the right to download it.

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SECTION 1 - Introduction to the Geriatric Standardized Patient Activity

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.