Dementia: Helping Healthcare Staff to deliver High-Quality Care
Dementia refers to a deterioration in cognitive ability that is significant enough to disrupt daily activities. It is not a distinct illness, but rather a set of symptoms that may stem from various underlying conditions.
The online medical course sessions covers a wide variety of themes, such as understanding dementia, diagnosis, caring for people with the condition and legal issues. Interactive features, such as images, case studies, self-assessment questions and video clips, help learners to understand the complex challenges faced by people with dementia, their families and carers.
During the programme, you will look in particular at the psychological and emotional impact of the condition. You will also examine the importance of providing person-centred care that reflects the needs of the individual.
Topics covered include:
- understanding dementia
- supporting people to live well with the condition
- communicating with people affected
- supporting families
- end-of-life care
The learning content includes video interviews that feature people living with condition and their families talking about their experiences. Interactive exercises give you the chance to reflect on your learning and consider the role you can play in improving care.
This online medical course is arranged into two modules.
Module 1: Introduction to Person-centred Dementia Care
Module 1 is aimed at raising greater awareness about the condition for all people working in the health and social care sectors, including non-clinical staff. This could prove particularly useful for induction training or as a basis for more advanced training.
- Understanding the condition
- Supporting People to Live Well with the condition
- Challenging Stigma, Myths and Stereotypes
Module 2: Providing Person-centred Dementia Care
Module 2 is aimed at people who have daily contact with people affected by the condition. This includes nurses, healthcare assistants, doctors and allied health professionals.
- Assessment and Diagnosis
- Assessment and Care Planning
- Supporting Families
- Multi-professional and Collaborative Working
- Ethical and Legal Frameworks Guiding Care
- Care for People with Co-existing Health Conditions
- End of Life Care
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