Dementia Awareness – Level 1 – Online CPD Course

£ 14.99

This online Dementia Awareness training course is aimed at individuals as well as health and social care staff to improve awareness of the importance of interacting with people who have dementia in a sensitive and understanding manner.

Dementia Awareness | Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited | Instant Course Access | Includes Assessment & Certificate | Instant Certificate Download.

Welcome to our online Dementia Awareness training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

All organisations that work with or come into contact with children should have adequate safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure that every child, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation, has a right to equal protection from harm.

Setting up and following good safeguarding policies and procedures means children are safe from adults and other children who might pose a risk. This includes voluntary and community organisations, faith groups, private sector providers, as well as schools, hospitals and sports clubs.

Certificate duration: 2 years

Entry requirements: No entry restrictions

Recommended prerequisites: N/A

Assessment type: End of course assessment

Assessment pass mark – 80% needed to pass and gain a CPD certificate

Cost(s) of assessment and certification – All costs included in the course price

Awarding/Accrediting body – CPD Certification Service (CPDUK)

Who is the course for?

This online Dementia Awareness training course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff
  • Locum doctors and nurses
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs)
  • Agency nurses
  • Agency workers
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Support workers
  • Care assistants
  • Community services
  • Allied Healthcare Workers
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Social Care Support Workers
  • Voluntary Staff working in the NHS.

What is covered in this course?

This online Dementia Awareness training course covers the following:

  • Introduction to dementia,
  • Dementia facts,
  • What is dementia?
  • Anatomy of the brain,
  • What causes dementia,
  • Symptoms of dementia,
  • Types of dementia,
  • How the brain is affected by dementia,
  • Early diagnosis of dementia,
  • Person-centred dementia care,
  • Communication,
  • Care planning,
  • Dementia and existing health conditions,
  • Dementia effects on family and friends,
  • The role of friends and relatives in dementia care,
  • Changes brought about by dementia,
  • Positive aspects,
  • Building relationships,
  • Equality and diversity in dementia,
  • Later symptoms and behaviour change,
  • Changing attitudes,
  • The Mental Capacity Act (MCA),
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS),
  • Recognise and help prevent abuse,
  • Where to get support and
  • Summary.

Course aims

This online Dementia Awareness training course is aimed at individuals as well as health and social care staff to improve awareness of the importance of interacting with people who have dementia in a sensitive and understanding manner. This online Dementia Awareness e-learning course explains what dementia is, including the changes and symptoms and best practice for those who have caring roles.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this online Dementia Awareness training course, the learner will be able to understand:

  • Define the term ‘dementia’,
  • Have an awareness of the prevalence of dementia in the UK population,
  • Identify signs of dementia and also explain how these signs may be associated with other conditions or circumstances,
  • Explain why early diagnosis of dementia is essential,
  • Support people who have dementia so that they can live fulfilling lives with their diagnosis,
  • understand that each individual is unique and that dementia will not affect people in precisely the same way,
  • Have an understanding of the impact of dementia on individuals living with dementia, their families, friends and society as a whole,
  • Describe the changes that people with dementia and their families experience,
  • Explain the many factors which influence the experience of living with dementia,
  • Describe person-centred approaches to caring,
  • Understand the importance of effective communication and showing compassion to people who have dementia,
  • How to care for someone who is displaying challenging behaviour,
  • The role of medication in dementia care,
  • The fundamental principles of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS),
  • Understand that signs of frustration and distress by a person who has dementia may be a means to communicate unmet needs,
  • Be able to signpost individuals, families and carers to dementia advice, support and information, and
  • To provide a FREE blended learning environment that is available to all individuals and businesses.

What is dementia?

Dementia is not a disease in itself. Dementia is a word used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when brain cells stop working correctly.

This happens inside specific areas of the brain, which can affect how you think, remember and communicate. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, but there are other types of dementia too. It is possible to have more than one type of dementia at the same time. Alzheimer’s is sometimes seen with vascular dementia or dementia with Lewy bodies. You might hear this called ‘mixed dementia’.

Why is this online Dementia Awareness training course important?

Dementia awareness training provides an opportunity for a greater understanding of dementia and enables trained staff to build relationships and offer practical help through person-centred care.

By taking our online Dementia Awareness training course, you will refresh your existing knowledge of dementia and ensure you have relevant, up to date information to provide essential support and care to people living with dementia and their families.

 

Dementia Awareness | Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited.