Dementia

Develop knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia.

Free online courses accredited by NCFE CACHE

Free Online Course Accredited by NCFE CACHE

Overview of Dementia

You will gain an understanding of the types of dementia, the importance of early diagnosis and the role of communication, interaction and inclusion in dementia care and support.

Qualification objectives

The objectives of this qualification are to enable learners to understand:

  • Types of dementia and the importance of early diagnosis
  • Person-centred approaches in dementia care
  • The role of communication, interaction and inclusion in dementia care and support
  • The use of medication to support individuals with dementia.

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

This qualification will support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector. 

The qualification doesn’t infer competence in the work role, but can be used to support the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed for those working in or towards a dementia care role.

Course units

In this unit learners will investigate the common types, causes and effects of dementia. They will gain an understanding of the importance of early diagnosis and an insight into the effects and experience of dementia.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of the importance of person-centred care for individuals with dementia. They will investigate how each individual’s experience of dementia is different and how they can be supported. They will also understand how to promote person-centred values.

In this unit learners will investigate various ways in which individuals with dementia may communicate. They will then look into the factors that would influence interactions and communication. Learners will also gain an understanding of how communication and positive interactions are an effective part of caring for and supporting individuals with dementia.

In this unit learners will understand the range and benefits of positive interactions in dementia care. They will look at the various approaches and how to support them. They will then investigate how individuals with dementia can engage in activity and occupation. Learners will also gain an understanding of how to engage with individuals with dementia to promote identity and inclusion.

In this unit learners will understand the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion within the context of dementia care. They will understand how to recognise and challenge discrimination and oppressive practices.

In this unit learners will understand how the rights of individuals with dementia are protected. They will gain an understanding of how to support individuals with dementia to exercise choice and make decisions, involving carers and others. They will also understand how to enable the individual with dementia to exercise their rights and choices.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of the common medication that could be used for individuals with dementia and how to support the individual.

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Gain a nationally recognised level 3 accredited certificate.

Eligibility

Been in the UK or EU for three years for purposes other than study.

24+ at the start of the academic year.

  • Not on an apprenticeship.
  • Not completed any part of the course before.
  • 19-23-year-olds must have a level 2 or higher prior to attainment.

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