Are you looking to improve your knowledge of dementia care by completing a dementia course? UK employers, particularly in the health and social care sector, are often looking for candidates with knowledge of this complex condition. It also ensures that you will develop an essential understanding of caring for people with dementia, as well as covering the benefits of positive communication and the importance of individualised, person centred care.
There is an expectation that learners would have a minimum of Level 1 English or skills at that level prior to enrolment.
Unit 1 – Dementia awareness – in this unit you will learn about precisely what dementia is, the most common types of dementia and the causal factors associated to them. Also explored is how others can have a positive impact on an individual with dementia through a variety of different techniques.
Unit 2 – Person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia – within this unit you will build the knowledge and understanding required to enable an individual with dementia to experience a sense of security and well being. The vital role of carers in such a scenario is also covered.
Unit 3 – Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia – this unit will raise your awareness of the different communication needs and limitations of individuals with dementia in order to encourage positive interaction.
Unit 4 – Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia – within this unit you will be introduced to equality, diversity and inclusion as ideas to aspire to, which are also important when practising the person centred care approach.
Unit 5 – Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centred approach – this unit will help you understand the range of cutting edge medications available to, and appropriate for, individuals with dementia, exploring specific needs that individuals may have when receiving medication.
Unit 6 – Understand behaviour in the context of dementia – within this unit you will look at the different behaviours individuals display once diagnosed with dementia and how to respond to particular types of behaviour.
Unit 7 – Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care – in this unit you will explore how engaging in social activities in order to enhance mental, physical and social well being can be of amazing benefit to individuals with dementia.
Once you have enrolled on the course, you will be allocated a tutor and assigned to your learning platform. Induction will follow and then you will be able to commence your course.
You will be assessed by submitting individual units of work and receive feedback for each unit as you progress. There is no final exam.
This course is free to all learners.
On completion of this course you will be workplace ready or have enhanced your existing work skills. You could progress on to any other distance learning course or look into Level 3 options.
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