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Dementia Awareness -eLearning

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To provide candidates with the underpinning knowledge and skills required to provide care and support for people who have dementia.

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By the end of the course candidates will be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by the term ‘dementia’
  • Be aware of the prevalence of dementia in the UK population
  • Functions of The Brain
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of dementia and be aware these signs may be associated with other conditions
  • List the common types of dementia.
  • Explain the progression of dementia.
  • Know what actions can be taken to reduce the risk of dementia
  • Know what early diagnosis is important
  • Know what actions people with dementia can take to live as well as possible after diagnosis
  • Understand the importance of recognising the person is a unique individual
  • Be aware of the impact of dementia of dementia on individuals, family and society
  • Be able to communicate effectively and compassionately with individuals who have dementia
  • Understand the reasons why a person with dementia may exhibit signs of distress and how behaviours may be a means of communicating unmet needs
  • Understand the reasons why a person with dementia may exhibit signs of distress and how behaviours may be a means of communicating unmet needs
  • Be able to signpost individuals, families and carers to dementia advice, support and information