Achieving Excellence in Relationship-Centered Dementia Care
Bravo Zulu: Achieving Excellence in Relationship-Centered Dementia Care was developed by DEER Program Director Dr. Jennifer Carson in partnership with the Nevada Department of Veterans Services and the Perry Foundation. Bravo Zulu, which was originally a naval sign for “Job well done!” is an interactive dementia education program designed for professional and family care partners.
Bravo Zulu contains four 3-hour modules based on the VIPS framework:
This program explores what it takes to get to Bravo Zulu within the context of eldercare, including skilled nursing, dementia care, and assisted living communities. The content can also serve to improve home-based care and support!
- Improve military cultural competence and cultural humility among healthcare providers.
- Provide comprehensive dementia care education to professional and family care partners.
- Serve and support people, including older veterans and veterans with disabilities, like VIPS!
Currently, Bravo Zulu: Achieving Excellence in Relationship-Centered Dementia Care is being offered in partnership with the Sanford Center for Aging and the Nevada Geriatric Education Center. This educational opportunity is available four times each year: twice online and twice in person. For more information on the upcoming offerings, click here.
Bravo Zulu was originally developed with older veterans and veterans with disabilities in mind, however, due to its focus on dementia and relationship-centered approaches, Bravo Zulu can be used to improve the care and support of all elders.