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Dementia Awareness

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This course is aimed at individuals and carers who are required to offer effective support to sufferers of dementia in a sensitive and understanding manner.

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.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Introduction.
  • 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.

Acknowledgements

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.


Target Audience

All individuals and carers who are required to offer effective support to sufferers of dementia.

Duration

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.

Certification

On completion of this course you will be able to download and print a certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


What our customers have said

I liked how it contained audio description and that it used interactive characters to tell the story to make it more easier to go through the module.
06/02/2017 SS
Fairly interactive. very informative, without going into the subject in too much depth. Insightful and encourages compassion and sensitivity in the learner.
31/01/2017 DB
The ability to complete a module at a time and then return to the course when workload capacity allows.
03/05/2016 NS
It was interesting, relevant and helpful. It enabled me to understand better the people who I care for with dementia.
19/04/2016 KP
I thought it was a good introduction to the subject, and covered aspects I would not have thought of in my position, i.e. legal aspects, and those to do with a work environment.
22/03/2016 CL
It was very easy to use and the information was clear and concise
30/10/2015 HC
I liked this because the information is kept simple I tend to remember more information and it stays with me because I have taken more information in and learnt from it
KC 25/07/2015
I really enjoyed all of this module as I am very interested in all types of dementia, I have come across a few different types in my day to day work, also I cared for my own mother for many years who had vascular dementia, it's nice to know people are becoming more aware. Thank you
MH 08/07/2015
Very interesting and educational. I feel my nursing practice will now improve towards a person with dementia
KD 30/06/2015
I like the emphasise on supporting someone with dementia rather than just the legislation and types of disease
RP 19/06/2015
Easy explanations of information. Written in real language and not 'medical speak'
IL 01/04/2015
The way that the information was provided gave an insight into the person suffering and allowed me to empathise with the feelings of the client
JS 18/03/2015
Brilliant way of delivering a course much easier and understandable and explain plus animations are great
RZ 05/02/2015
Learning about the different types of dementia and how each one can effect the individual as I didn't realise there were so
ER 05/12/2014

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact info@ukvirtual-college.co.uk, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

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What

This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.

How

The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course

When

This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be TIMEGOESHERE hours.

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