Understanding Dementia

This e-learning training programme has been developed to support government strategies to increase knowledge, understanding and skills of caring for individuals with dementia.

Course Overview

It supports the changing needs within the sector. Development of dementia awareness and understanding will both enhance the level of care provided to people with dementia and also the capacity of the sector to meet the potential increased demand for such provision. The learning content is mapped to the learning outcomes for the Level 2 award in dementia awareness (QCF) M/504/2777.

Course Topics Covered

  • What is dementia?
  • The most common types of dementia and their causes.
  • Person centred care and support for individuals with dementia and how this is implemented.
  • Interactive, meaningful communication with individuals with dementia and how this can be achieved.

Course Delivery

  • Training delivered and accessed online via Care Academy.
  • 2 e-learning learning modules.
  • 1 online assessment.
  • Certificate.
  • Online learner support.
  • Learner records archived for future tracking and reporting.

Overview

It supports the changing needs within the sector. Development of dementia awareness and understanding will both enhance the level of care provided to people with dementia and also the capacity of the sector to meet the potential increased demand for such provision. The learning content is mapped to the learning outcomes for the Level 2 award in dementia awareness (QCF) M/504/2777.

Topics Covered

  • What is dementia?
  • The most common types of dementia and their causes.
  • Person centred care and support for individuals with dementia and how this is implemented.
  • Interactive, meaningful communication with individuals with dementia and how this can be achieved.

Delivery

  • Training delivered and accessed online via Care Academy.
  • 2 e-learning learning modules.
  • 1 online assessment.
  • Certificate.
  • Online learner support.
  • Learner records archived for future tracking and reporting.
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