Certificate in Dementia Awareness Online Course

Improve Your Clinical Practice When Working With People With Dementia

Certificate in Dementia Awareness Online Course

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Improve Your Clinical Practice When Working With People With Dementia

The purpose of this Course on dementia is to improve your clinical practice when working with people with dementia.  It seeks to do this by considering seven distinct but interrelated areas that, collectively, will give you a greater degree of awareness of dementia and what you can do to help.  These units seek to address the following questions:

  • What is it like for someone to have dementia?
  • What exactly is dementia?
  • What should our practice be like?
  • Can we communicate with people with dementia?  If so, how?
  • What can we do to help people with dementia?
  • How can we help family and friends caring for a loved one with dementia?
  • What are the legal and ethical issues of working with people with dementia?

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn how to become a Dementia Awareness Expert
  2. Comprehensive 7 module Certificate in Dementia Awareness Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Dementia Awareness experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

The Subjective Experience Of Dementia

  • Introductory Activity – Allow 60 Minutes
  • Unit Summary
  • Further Reading
  • References

The Condition: What Is Dementia?

  • Introduction
  • What Is Dementia?
  • Dementia: The Syndrome
  • Summary
  • Dementia: The Types
  • Alzheimer’S Disease
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Dementia With Lewy Bodies
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Others
  • Dementia: The Conceptual Frameworks
  • Biological View Of Dementia
  • Psychological View Of Dementia
  • Social View Of Dementia
  • Dementia: Differential Diagnoses
  • Decline In Old Age (Mci/Aami)
  • Delirium
  • Depression
  • Assessment
  • Unit Summary

Care: Theory And Practice

  • What Is Person-Centred Care?
  • Person-Centred Care
  • Relational Care
  • The Caring Environment: The “New Culture” Of Care
  • Unit Summary

Communication And Dementia

  • Introduction
  • What Is Communication?
  • Challenging Behaviours As Communication
  • Communicating Unmet Need: Challenging Behaviours
  • A Worked Example: Wandering
  • Improving Communication
  • Unit Summary

Communication And Dementia

  • Introduction
  • Therapeutic Work: Values And Beliefs
  • Therapeutic Work: Cognitive Symptoms And Maintenance Of Functioning
  • Pharmacological Interventions
  • Psychological Interventions
  • Therapeutic Work: Non-Cognitive Symptoms And Behaviours That Challenge
  • Therapeutic Work - Specific Situations: Emotional Problems, Pain, And Palliation
  • Unit Summary

Carers: Working With Families

  • Introduction
  • Who Are The Carers?
  • Effects Of Caring On The Carers
  • Supporting Carers
  • Unit Summary
  • Further Reading
  • References

Challenges: Legal And Ethical Issues

  • Introduction
  • The Law And Social Policy
  • Ethical Issues
  • Making Ethical Decisions
  • Reflections On Practice
  • Unit Summary
  • Further Reading
  • References

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
About this Course

Improve Your Clinical Practice When Working With People With Dementia

The purpose of this Course on dementia is to improve your clinical practice when working with people with dementia.  It seeks to do this by considering seven distinct but interrelated areas that, collectively, will give you a greater degree of awareness of dementia and what you can do to help.  These units seek to address the following questions:

  • What is it like for someone to have dementia?
  • What exactly is dementia?
  • What should our practice be like?
  • Can we communicate with people with dementia?  If so, how?
  • What can we do to help people with dementia?
  • How can we help family and friends caring for a loved one with dementia?
  • What are the legal and ethical issues of working with people with dementia?

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn how to become a Dementia Awareness Expert
  2. Comprehensive 7 module Certificate in Dementia Awareness Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Dementia Awareness experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

The Subjective Experience Of Dementia

  • Introductory Activity – Allow 60 Minutes
  • Unit Summary
  • Further Reading
  • References

The Condition: What Is Dementia?

  • Introduction
  • What Is Dementia?
  • Dementia: The Syndrome
  • Summary
  • Dementia: The Types
  • Alzheimer’S Disease
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Dementia With Lewy Bodies
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Others
  • Dementia: The Conceptual Frameworks
  • Biological View Of Dementia
  • Psychological View Of Dementia
  • Social View Of Dementia
  • Dementia: Differential Diagnoses
  • Decline In Old Age (Mci/Aami)
  • Delirium
  • Depression
  • Assessment
  • Unit Summary

Care: Theory And Practice

  • What Is Person-Centred Care?
  • Person-Centred Care
  • Relational Care
  • The Caring Environment: The “New Culture” Of Care
  • Unit Summary

Communication And Dementia

  • Introduction
  • What Is Communication?
  • Challenging Behaviours As Communication
  • Communicating Unmet Need: Challenging Behaviours
  • A Worked Example: Wandering
  • Improving Communication
  • Unit Summary

Communication And Dementia

  • Introduction
  • Therapeutic Work: Values And Beliefs
  • Therapeutic Work: Cognitive Symptoms And Maintenance Of Functioning
  • Pharmacological Interventions
  • Psychological Interventions
  • Therapeutic Work: Non-Cognitive Symptoms And Behaviours That Challenge
  • Therapeutic Work - Specific Situations: Emotional Problems, Pain, And Palliation
  • Unit Summary

Carers: Working With Families

  • Introduction
  • Who Are The Carers?
  • Effects Of Caring On The Carers
  • Supporting Carers
  • Unit Summary
  • Further Reading
  • References

Challenges: Legal And Ethical Issues

  • Introduction
  • The Law And Social Policy
  • Ethical Issues
  • Making Ethical Decisions
  • Reflections On Practice
  • Unit Summary
  • Further Reading
  • References

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 009OADAWD
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited Lifetime Access
Tutor Support: Yes
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate of Completion

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