This course aims to give you an awareness of what dementia is and how to identify it whilst also describing best practice on how to care for someone with the condition.
On Completion of this module you will be able to:
- Define the term ‘dementia’.
- Discuss the prevalence of dementia in the UK population.
- Identify signs of dementia and also explain how these signs may be associated with other conditions or circumstances.
- List the actions that individuals can take to reduce the risk of dementia, or to delay onset.
- Explain why early diagnosis of dementia is important.
- List the actions that people affected by dementia can take in order to live as well as possible after diagnosis.
- Explain the importance of recognising a person with dementia as a unique individual.
- Describe the impact of dementia on individuals, families and society.
- Describe ways of communicating effectively and compassionately with individuals who have dementia.
- List the reasons why a person with dementia may exhibit signs of distress and explain how behaviours seen in people with dementia may be a means of communicating unmet needs.
- Signpost individuals, families and carers to dementia advice, support and information.
- Symptoms of dementia.
- Other conditions.
- Reducing the risk.
- Early diagnosis.
- Living with dementia.
- Person-centred approach.
- Impact of dementia.
- Ways of communicating effectively and compassionately.
- Signs of distress.
This course was created in partnership with a subject matter expert working within adult care management assessment, who has over 13 years’ experience within adult services.
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download and print a certificate.
Approximately 1- 1.5 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like. This course does however have several downloadable PDFs with additional information in, which you can print off and read in your own time.
All individuals and carers who are required to offer effective support to sufferers of dementia.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.