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Dementia Awareness

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Course Description

Dementia is a growing problem in today’s society. There is currently no cure for dementia, and symptoms can include memory loss, confusion, finding familiar tasks challenging, mood swings and communication difficulties.

With dementia set to affect such a large proportion of the population due to more people living for longer than ever before, it is vital that society is aware of the signs of the condition, and how to help individuals struggling with dementia.

This course, intended for healthcare professionals and those working with individuals with dementia, covers the symptoms and types of dementia, its treatment and medication, the how to manage communication and care.

Dementia is becoming more common as a condition to be dealt with both in the community and in a healthcare setting. This wide-ranging course will help those working with individuals with dementia in all its stages to deal with their own condition. It includes the following:

  • Describes the physical results of dementia on the brain
  • Types of dementia
  • The impact of memory loss
  • Sensory changes caused by dementia
  • Symptoms of dementia: awareness of time and place, recognition of people
  • The diagnosis of dementia, and when and how to refer to other resources
  • Related conditions that may or may not affect dementia
  • The stages of dementia: Early, Mid and Late
  • Barriers to early diagnosis
  • Medication, and psychological and emotional needs
  • The person-centred approach
  • Therapeutic interventions and other techniques
  • Communication, language, isolation
  • Challenging behaviour

The course also covers the relevant legislation, infographics, interactive scenarios and challenges to engage learners whilst giving them the ability to check their knowledge as the course proceeds.

It is intended for healthcare professionals, careworkers, and those who could be working with people suffering from all stages of dementia.

Legislation covered in this course includes:
Mental Capacity Act 2005

£25.00 + VAT

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