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Dementia Awareness Audio Course

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Dementia Awareness Audio Course

What Will You Learn?

There is a significant lack of readily-available education on dementia for those providing care, be they a family member or in some cases students and practising care givers. This course provides a thorough understanding of all aspects of this complex subject.

Caring for an individual with symptoms of dementia is challenging. It’s even harder if you don’t fully understand the condition. With this in mind, the course shares basic information about the different types of dementia, the causes, and the common risk factors that contribute t...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1 – Overview of Dementia
  • Part 1: What is dementia?
  • Part 2: Common types of dementia
  • Part 3: Risk factors for dementia
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2 – Signs and Symptoms of Dementia
  • Part 1: Common signs and symptoms of dementia
  • Part 2: Professional diagnosis
  • Part 3: Damaged areas of the brain
  • Part 4: Cognitive, functional, behavioural and emotional changes
  • Part 5: Treatments for dementia
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3 – Approach to Caring for Individuals with Symptoms Associated with Dementia
  • Part 1: The elements of person-centred care
  • Part 2: Compassionate practices
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4 – Communication
  • Part 1: Respect and Inclusiveness
  • Part 2: Communication during early stage of dementia
  • Part 3: ‘I want to go home!’
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5 – Learning to Care
  • Part 1: Chronic medical conditions
  • Part 2: Acute medical conditions
  • Part 3: Expanding family comfort zones during personal care
  • Part 4: Resistance to care
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6 – Safety and Dementia
  • Part 1: Safety risks
  • Part 2: Falls and injuries
  • Part 3: Preparing for emergencies
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7 – Activities and Dementia
  • Part 1: Meaningful activities
  • Part 2: How activities benefit everyone
  • Part 3: Activities for home
  • Part 4: Activities for long-term care homes
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8 – Specific Challenging Behaviours and Dementia
  • Part 1: Agitation and aggressive behaviours
  • Part 2: Bathing and grooming
  • Part 3: Sundowning
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9 – Support for Dementia Caregivers
  • Part 1: Care teams
  • Part 2: Education
  • Module 9 Assessment

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