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Foundations in Dementia

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Course Features

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Duration

6 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Available on

Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Intermediate

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Effort

3 hours per week

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Teaching Type

Self Paced

Course Description

Globally, dementia is increasing in prevalence. This course will teach you how to support and care for people living with dementia. The course covers six topics, including prevention and diagnosis as well as end-of-life care. It also includes insights from recent research. No matter what your role is in dementia care, engaging with the resources will help you gain confidence and knowledge in handling people with dementia. Some of the information is specific to England or Wales, such as the legal framework and provision of health services.

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Skills You Will Gain

What You Will Learn

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Identify how lifestyle changes may reduce the risk of dementia

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Assess the signs and symptoms that may indicate dementia and describe the pathway to diagnosis and treatment

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Identify communication approaches which can support the person with dementia to communicate their needs

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Debate ethical aspects of decision-making in the light of English laws and guidelines (Mental Capacity Act 2005, Care Act 2014 etc)

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Describe the impact of caring on family supporters

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Explore the meaning of person-centred care in view of the diversity of people with dementia and their supporters, while reflecting on the influence of one's own culture, beliefs and values at all stages of dementia

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Demonstrate awareness of what it means to live well with dementia and the contribution of assistive technology in everyday care

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Assess strategies for pain management in palliative care and discuss how Advanced Decisions-Directives may be used in practice

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Apply evidence from research to support effective care for people with dementia

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Compare the impact of different interventions including medication and psychosocial approaches

Target Students

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This course would suit health and social care professionals (eg

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nurses, doctors, therapists and social workers)

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It will also interest students, carers of people with dementia, individuals with a recent diagnosis, volunteers, and dementia researchers

Course Instructors

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Justine Schneider

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A social researcher in dementia for over 25 years, I also trained and practised as a social worker. I have over 100 peer-reviewed papers based on collaborative research in numerous studies.
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Jo Rutt

Instructor

I am a Principal Lecturer in Nursing at Nottingham Trent University. As a registered nurse and educator I have worked with many individuals who have dementia.
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Sarah Goldberg

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A registered nurse and academic in dementia. I collaborate on a number of research studies which aim to improve the health and quality of life of people living with dementia.

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