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This course provides an introduction to dementia, including the causes of dementia, treatments for dementia, symptoms and progression of dementia, and working with people with dementia. It also covers issues aroud younger people with dementia, and working and driving with dementia. The course discusses the effects on the person with dementia, and how those effects can be addressed through the use of communication techniques, adjustments to the physical environment, and an understanding of the problems faced by people with dementia. It is aimed at those who come into contact with dementia through their work, such as care workers and healthcare assistants, and will be useful for anyone who works in a customer-facing role in any industry.
This course is for anyone who needs to be able to support people with dementia, either in a formal capacity as a carer, or in an informal capacity, such as a shop assistant. People who should find this course useful are:
About this course
This course is designed to give an awareness of dementia, it's causes, symptoms, and how it affects those who live with the condition, and their carers. It is split into two modules:
In this course you will learn about:
Some of the topics covered are:
What is dementia; how dementia is diagnosed; symptoms of dementia; types of dementia; early stage dementia; late stage dementia; 'aggression' in people with dementia; working with dementia; driving with dementia; treatments; support for carers; effects on perception; memory loss; living with dementia; planning for the future; communication; the importance of social contact.