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Oklahoma Dementia Care Network (OkDCN)

Oklahoma Dementia Care Network (OkDCN)

The Oklahoma Dementia Care Network (OkDCN) is a collaborative statewide program to improve the care and health outcomes of older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their family and friend caregivers. Our mission is to enhance the care and support for the growing number of Oklahomans affected by all types of dementia.

Our goals are to:

  • Promote a statewide network of organizations and people dedicated to improving the care of persons living with dementia and their caregivers
  • Train primary care providers to assess and address the needs of older adults with dementia
  • Transform primary care and long-term care settings to be age-friendly and dementia-friendly
  • Deliver community-based education and training to improve dementia care and support

OkDCN is housed within the Section of Geriatrics in the Department of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and is funded by a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

OkDCN Class Calendar

Check out FREE OkDCN classes for family caregivers and health professionals.
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Project ECHO

The OkDCN Nursing Home Project ECHO is a collaborative model of virtual education for nursing home team members, especially in rural communities, to provide specialty geriatric care to more people, right where they live.
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Project Echo

Education & Resources

As a health professional caring for people who live with dementia, you can provide the best possible care by keeping your knowledge and skills up to date. Take advantage of the many types of educational opportunities and resources offered by OkDCN.
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Our Team

Meet the OkDCN team!
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