Dementia Awareness

Started on November 22, 2019

The term “dementia” cover a wide range of medical conditions inlcuding Ahzheimers disease.  The broad term “Dementia” refers to abnormal changes in the brain which trigger a decline in a person’s cognitive skills, or their ability to think clearly.   These changes interfere with the person’s ability to live an independent life and also impact on their moods, behaviours and relationships.  Dementia Awareness training gives carers valuable knowledge to be able to dispel some of the myths about dementia.  Dementia is often confused with senility and there is a widespread, and incorrect, assumption that mental decline is a normal part of aging.

Dementia is a chronic progressive problem of cognition – which is failure of the brain’s functions. IT affects people at different stages of life, it affects different parts of the brainand it affects it at different speeds.  The Alzheimers Society explain what dementia is, including the causes and symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated at “What is Dementia?”

This dementia awareness training course is intended to give you an overview of the common types and symptoms of dementia as well as going into how it can affect the brain in different ways. It also covers strategies to use with clients with dementia and dealing with challenging behaviour. The course is intended for anyone who works with or around people that may be suffering with dementia.

Course ContentModule
What is dementia?1
The brain2
Types of dementia3
Strategies to use with clients with dementia4

Online assessment is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates require 70% correct answers to secure a pass.  PDF certificate will be sent directly to your inbox.  Hard copy certificate on requrest.  Duration: 25 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.  It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

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