“Dementia” covers 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 independently also impacting on their moods, behaviours and relationships. Dementia Awareness training gives carers valuable knowledge to be able to dispel some of the myths about dementia. The term “Dementia” is very different from 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. The disease affects people at different stages of life, it affects different parts of the brain and it also affects the brain 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 gives 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.
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Online assessment for dementia awareness is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates must answer 70% of the questions correctly to pass each module. We advise you to complete each module and answer the question before moving on to the next module. This provides a better learning experience because you will need to have knowledge from earlier modules to understand some of the material in the later modules. For those who complete the course successfully, a PDF certificate of the award is sent directly to your inbox. Hard copies of the award are available on request. The course takes 25 minutes of training to complete. This is course content only and does not cover the time it takes to answer questions.