The Dementia Care Support Course has been designed as an introduction to dementia so that carers can learn more about the subject and feel more confident about caring for someone with the condition.
The course will provide the learner with:
The skills, knowledge and competence to understand the different types of dementia and who is most at risk from the illness.
They will gain the knowledge and recognise what the most common symptoms of dementia are.
Understand how dementia is diagnosed.
The importance of creating a dementia friendly environment that supports the patient and be aware of the importance of taking care of everyone involved in the diagnosis including both the patient and carer.
The course is designed as an introduction to the topic of dementia and there are no specific pre-entry requirements. The two day course is suitable for learners at all levels, including carers whose work involves caring for patients with Dementia. It is also suitable for those who are caring for a relative at home or those who wish to gain more knowledge about the condition.
Overview of Dementia
Quality of Life
Person Centred Care
Palliative care and Dementia
Dementia Friendly Environment
Self care and Awareness of Staff
Learners will also gain an understanding of how living with dementia can be made easier with adaptations to the person’s home and how this can help to maintain the person’s independence.
The course is delivered by a Highly Qualified Professional with wide experience in this field.
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