Understanding Dementia - Level 1 - Online Course - CPD Accredited

The Mandatory Training Group
Delivery Method: eLearning

Understanding Dementia - Level 1 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Understanding Dementia training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, but not the only one. The specific symptoms that someone with dementia experiences will depend on the parts of the brain that are damaged and the disease that is causing dementia.

This comprehensive online Dementia Awareness training course explains what dementia is, including the causes and symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated. It also looks at some of the different types of dementia and how to support people with dementia.

Course content

This online Understanding Dementia training course covers the following:

  • Introduction,
  • What is dementia?
  • What causes dementia,
  • Types of dementia,
  • Person-centred dementia care,
  • Dementia and existing health conditions,
  • Dementia effects on family and friends,
  • Changes brought about by dementia,
  • Positive aspects,
  • Where to get support and
  • Summary.

Who is the course for?

This online Understanding Dementia training course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff
  • Locum doctors and nurses
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs)
  • Agency nurses
  • Agency workers
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Support workers
  • Care assistants
  • Community services
  • Social Care Support Workers
  • Voluntary Staff working in the NHS.

Course aims

This online Understanding Dementia training course is aimed at individuals as well as health and social care staff to improve awareness of the importance of interacting with people who have dementia in a sensitive and understanding manner. This Understanding Dementia eLearning course explains what dementia is, including the changes and symptoms and best practice for those who have caring roles.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this online Understanding Dementia training course, learners will be able to:

  • Define the term ‘dementia’,
  • Have an awareness of the prevalence of dementia in the UK population,
  • Identify signs of dementia and also explain how these signs may be associated with other conditions or circumstances,
  • Explain why early diagnosis of dementia is essential,
  • Support people who have dementia so that they can live fulfilling lives with their diagnosis,
  • understand that each individual is unique and that dementia will not affect people in the same way,
  • Have an understanding of the impact of dementia on individuals living with dementia, their families, friends and society as a whole,
  • Describe the changes that people with dementia and their families experience,
  • Explain the many factors which influence the experience of living with dementia,
  • Describe person-centred approaches to caring,
  • Understand the importance of effective communication and showing compassion to people who have dementia,
  • Understand that signs of frustration and distress by a person who has dementia may be a means to communicate unmet needs,
  • Be able to signpost individuals, families and carers to dementia advice, support and information, and
  • To provide a FREE blended learning environment that is available to all individuals and businesses.

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