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Dementia Awareness

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

DESCRIPTION

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

 

 

Assessment


Knowledge Test at end of course

  • Participation in group activities
  • Oral answering of questions during the course

CONTACT

Medex Group Limited
Botanical Gardens Business Centre,
3 Southbourne Road,
Sheffield,
S10 2QN

t: 0114 266 5264
e: info@medexgroup.co.uk

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