To increase the knowledge of all learners in the understanding of the basics of Dementia,
and improve communication with an individual who suffers with this condition using a person centred care approach.
To focus on the Individual, not the condition.
Who Should Attend:
All Nursing Staff
- To inform learners how having Dementia may impact on daily life, skills and abilities.
- To give knowledge to learners about the distinguishing features of the main forms of dementia.
- How we can adopt our approach to maximise the individual’s ability to communicate and engage meaningfully.
At the end of the course candidates will have covered the following modules:
- Relevant Legislation
- National Dementia Strategy
- What is Dementia
- Common Symptoms
- Some Common Forms of Dementia:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Vascular Dementia
- Dementia with Lewy Bodies
- Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)
- Creutzfeldt-Jacobs Disease (CJD)
- Korsakoff’s Syndrome
- HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND)
- Mild Cognitive Impairment
- The Brain and some of the main functions
- The Dementia Bookcase
- Indicators of Dementia
- Minimising Distress and Emotions
- Ways to Help and Activities