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End-of-Life Care for People with Dementia

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Duration

3 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

Research has shown that people with dementia and their families are not well-informed about and do not receive consistent care. This online course will help you to become more aware of the spiritual, psychosocial and physical needs of each person. This online course will equip you with the knowledge and understanding to provide quality care and support for people living with dementia. You will also be able to communicate with and coordinate the care of their families.

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Skills You Will Gain

What You Will Learn

Discuss individualised care, taking into account psycho-social, physical and spiritual needs

Reflect on how social relationships and communication may be affected in advanced dementia

Identify symptoms associated with end of life, including recognising and managing pain in people with dementia

Explain the need to find meaning in the life and death of the person with dementia

Target Students

This course is aimed at health and social care professionals

You'll need a basic level of dementia awareness, which you may have gained in a health or social care setting, working with people with dementia, or through caring for a relative, friend or neighbour

Course Instructors

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Sarah Housden

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I'm a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at the University of East Anglia

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