When a person with dementia finds that their mental abilities are declining, they often feel vulnerable and in need of reassurance, care and support. Carers need to do everything they can to help the person with dementia to retain their sense of identity and feelings of self-worth.
Caring for a person with dementia can be challenging and requires a high level of skills and knowledge to cope with all the problems the dementia sufferer may face. This course is designed to provide you with the level of knowledge and understanding required to ensure you are able to deliver the highest possible standards of care.
The course is made up of four modules:
- Dementia: Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis
- Dementia: Support, Treatment and Legal Issues
- Care Planning for and Problems of the Dementia Sufferer and
- Caring for Dementia Sufferers.
You will learn:
- exactly what dementia is
- how dementia affects the brain
- the symptoms that dementia sufferers will have
- how dementia is diagnosed
- the range of treatments available for dementia sufferers
- the important aspects of the law in relation to dementia
- the key features of person-centred care planning
- how to build a care plan
- the importance of recording information, data protection and confidentiality
- the main physical, psychological and emotional problems that dementia sufferers face
- the physical, psychological and emotional care and support dementia sufferers need and
- how to deliver effective care for dementia sufferers.
It is very important that people with dementia are treated with respect. It is important to remember that a person with dementia is still a unique and valued human being, regardless of their illness. It should make it easier for the carer to realise why they behave in certain ways by understanding what the person is going through.
By having as much background information and knowledge as possible, the delivery of care and support can be more effective. This course will provide you with the level of knowledge required to ensure your care delivery is of the very highest standard.
- Improve your career prospects.
- Learn valuable knowledge, skills, advice and guidance to help you achieve success.
- Study online from anywhere.
- Study at your own pace.
- Download and print your industry recognised certificate on successful completion.
Who can take the course?
Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements.
What is the structure of the course?
The course is broken down into bite-sized modules. You’re free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each section, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?
You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web-based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers and most tablet devices etc. so you can even study while on the move! As long as you have access to the internet, you should be able to study anywhere that’s convenient.
Is there a test at the end of the course?
Once you have completed all the modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken at a time and location of your choosing.
What if I don’t pass the test?
If you don’t pass the test first time then you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?
Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it.
How long does it take to complete the course?
We estimate that the entire program is likely to take around 2-4 hours to work through initially, but you may want to allow more time to repeat some areas. You should allow an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
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