Dementia Awareness

Stonebridge Associated Colleges
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Dementia Awareness Course The purpose of this Course on dementia is to improve your clinical practice when working with people with dementia.  It seeks to do this by considering seven distinct but interrelated areas that, collectively, will give you a greater degree of awareness of dementia and what you can do to help.  These units seek to address the following questions: What is it like for someone to have dementia? What exactly is dementia? What should our practice be like? Can we communicate with people with dementia?  If so, how? What can we do to help people with dementia? How can we help family and friends caring for a loved one with dementia? What are the legal and ethical issues of working with people with dementia? This Course is divided into seven units, each of which deals with a particular aspect of dementia.  Each unit also addresses one or more of the Course learning outcomes so that when you have completed the entire Course you will have achieved all the Course learning outcomes as follows: By the end of this Course you will be able to: 1.         Examine critically the nature of the subjective experience of the person with dementia, and demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the importance of this as the necessary starting point for any consideration of dementia 2.         Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the nature of dementia from a bio-psycho-social perspective and evaluate the implications for your practice 3.         Examine critically the concept of person-centred care within the work setting and its relevance to dementia care 4.         Demonstrate...


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Starts Location
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Stonebridge House, Ocean View Road, EX23 8ST, Cornwall, England
Starts On request
Stonebridge House, Ocean View Road, EX23 8ST, Cornwall, England


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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme


Unit 1: The Subjective Experience of Dementia

Unit 2: The Condition: What is Dementia?

Unit 3: Care: Theory and Practice

Unit 4: Communication and Dementia

Unit 5: Context of Care: Interventions

Unit 6: Carers: Working with Families

Unit 7: Challenges: Legal and Ethical Issues

Study Hours

This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 105 hrs.

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