Instructor: Naomi Gurevich

No image available Biography: Naomi Gurevich, PhD, CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Purdue University Fort Wayne and is a licensed & certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She teaches courses on anatomy & physiology, gerontology, and medical speech-language pathology, and has won two teaching awards during her time at PFW (one in 2019 for the full version of "Aging and Dementia" course, and one in 2021 for "Science Teacher of the Year") and one research award (2022). She is the director of the Clinical Linguistics and Acquired Disorders (CLAD) LAB ( Her publications include three books, two of which are directly related to the topic of dementia ("Treating Cognitive Disorders in Adults" (Pro-ed, 2019), and "The SourceŽ: Dementia" (2nd Edition, Pro-ed, 2022)).Naomi is a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Dementia Observatory Knowledge Exchange Network. She served as the Coordinator of the Gerontology Certificate Program at PFW (2017-2022) & was a member of the Gerontology Advisory Committee. She developed and led local initiatives at Purdue University Fort Wayne to create disability and dementia friendly businesses in the Fort Wayne, Indiana Area and is committed to educating the community about aging and dementia.

Classes by this instructor

Aging and Dementia
Dementia is one of the major causes of disability worldwide. This short course will explore topics related to understanding, living with, and working with adults with dementia, including how dementia is different from normal aging, the disease's progression, how it affects individuals and their family and caregivers/care-partners, healthcare & support options, and prevention.
October 29, 2024 to November 19, 2024, Online Course