DEMENTIA CARE (Health, Community & Social Care)

Short course

Online

£ 20 VAT exempt

Description

  • Typology

    Short course

  • Level

    Intermediate

  • Methodology

    Online

  • Class hours

    2h

  • Duration

    Flexible

  • Online campus

    Yes

Description

By the end of the course participants will be able to: Describe what dementia is and how it can affect behaviour Recognise the things that can be done to help a person with mild dementia with their daily activities, memory and self-esteem Be aware of how to help and care for a person with moderate to severe dementia Have a clear understanding of how to keep the person with dementia as calm and unstressed as possible Understand the importance of managing their own emotional needs Know where to find support and advice.
Suitable for: Mental Healthcare, Medical staff, nurses, healthcare staff, healthcare assistants, geriatric care, older person care, community care staff, health visitors, residential care nursing, home care nursing.

Important information

Documents

  • FAST e-learning Courses

To take into account

No entry requirements. Access required to a PC or Laptop computer.

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Subjects

  • Being able to recognise signs of Dementia
  • Knowing of different types of Dementia
  • Ability to manage the condition with care and compassion

Teachers and trainers (2)

DEMENTIA UK Charity

DEMENTIA UK Charity

Leading Dementia Charity

Dementia UK is a contributor to the course as part of its commitment to improving quality of life for those with the condition . The charity promotes and develops 'Admiral Nursing' – a specialist nursing intervention focused on meeting the needs of carers and families of people with Dementia. Chairman, John Suchet. The charity promotes good practice and through its e-learning involvement with FAST healthcare, is able to ensure that the training delivered on-line meets with the essential criteria for proper care.

Dr Ann Marshall

Dr Ann Marshall

OPMH Directorate Lead Clinical Psychologist

Mini Biography: Dr Ann Marshall. Qualifying (1981) as a clinical psychologist at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London she obtained a Doctorate at Surrey University (2001). Working in Hampshire with people with dementia since 1988 and running emotional support groups for people with a recent diagnosis of dementia since 1997. She has published articles on these groups and  on the experience of people in the early stage of dementia. She has served as the lead psychologist for older people's mental health in Hampshire Partnership Foundation Trust for over 4 years, with a special interest in service user/carer involvement for people with dementia. Also providing its expertise is the leading charity, Dementia UK, committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia

Course programme

Course Content:

This interactive e-learning course is designed to advance the National Strategy for Dementia (updated in 2015) and will provide learners with the core information needed to care well for a person with dementia. The course is person-centred and will enable people who find themselves looking after someone with dementia - in the health, community or social care professions or as a relative - to understand the condition and to explore how best to manage it. The Subject Matter Expert is Dr Ann Marshall, OPMH Directorate Lead Clinical Psychologist together with expertise from Dementia UK.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:
Describe what dementia is and how it can affect behaviour

Recognise the things that can be done to help a person with mild dementia with their daily activities, memory and self-esteem

Be aware of how to help and care for a person with moderate to severe dementia

Have a clear understanding of how to keep the person with dementia as calm and unstressed as possible

Understand the importance of managing their own emotional needs

Know where to find support and advice

Additional information

Essential information on how to recognise signs of Dementia, and be able to deliver the skills necessary to help and manage those with the condition with care and understanding.

DEMENTIA CARE (Health, Community & Social Care)

£ 20 VAT exempt