About the course
This course aims to teach learners how to care for someone suffering from Dementia and how to ensure that person maintains their independence and freedom while maximising their dignity and quality of life.
What does the course cover?
- Basic knowledge of dementia care
- Person centred planning and understanding equality
- Advanced knowledge of dementia care
- Administration of medication
By completing this course, learners will understand:
- The main diseases which cause dementia
- How to recognise the early and later signs of dementia
- The importance of early diagnosis
- The stigma around Dementia
- The theory of person-centered dementia care and how to put this into practice
- The importance of involving family members and offering support
- How to communicate appropriately with someone with dementia
- The role of medication
- The key principles of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
How long is the course?
The course is length is 1 day and is run from our Training Academy in Chesterfield.
What is Dementia?
Dementia refers to a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These changes are often small to start with, but for someone with dementia, they have become severe enough to affect daily life. A person with dementia may also experience changes in their mood or behaviour.