Dementia Awareness

Course Description

Dementia is an umbrella term used for a wide range of symptoms as a result of diseases that damage the brain cells. Dementia can take many forms.

We have developed our Dementia Awareness training with the aim to familiarise attendees with the characteristics of each type of dementia. As well as helping to gain an understanding of the impact cognitive impairment can have on an individual and their families and friends.

We believe that quality dementia care begins with a strong foundation of principles and practices rooted in person-centered care. We aspire to ensure that staff are prepared for the potential challenges of their job, as is key not only to their own success; but to the preservation of patient safety, dignity, and quality of life.

 

Learning Outcomes

After this half-day course attendee will be able to:

• Understand what the term Dementia as well as common causes, signs/symptoms, and related factors.

• Gain an understanding of your role and responsibilities in safeguarding people with Dementia from a legal standpoint.

• Be able to manage challenging behaviours.

• Be able to facilitate positive interactions through effective communication.

 

Assessment

The session is followed by a multiple-choice assessment designed to test learners’ understanding of the course. Test results are usually disclosed within two working days after attending the training. A certificate will be issued after the successful completion of the training course.


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