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Dementia Care Level 2 - ONLINE TRAINING 16 Weeks

This Level 2 course provides learners with the key principles in supporting and caring for those with dementia

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About the course

Unit 1: Dementia awareness

Your learning goals:

  • Defining dementia
  • Key functions of the brain affected by dementia
  • Why depression, delirium and age related memory impairment may be mistaken for dementia.

Unit 2: Person-centred approaches

Your learning goals:

  • The medical model of dementia
  • The social model of dementia
  • Why dementia should be viewed as a disability.

Unit 3: Communication and interaction

Your learning goals:

  • Factors influencing communication and interaction
  • How a person-centred approach encourages positive communication
  • Factors affecting interactions.

Unit 4: Equality, diversity and inclusion

Your learning goals:

  • The importance of diversity of individuals with dementia
  • Person-centred approaches in dementia care
  • Ensuring diverse needs are met.

Unit 5: Administering medication

Your learning goals:

  • Common medications
  • Providing person-centred care through medication.

Unit 6: Understanding behaviour

Your learning goals:

  • Behaviour as a means of communication
  • Responding to behaviours associated with dementia
  • Additional emotional support.

Unit 7: Engaging in activities

Your learning goals:

  • Impact of activity on physical and mental well-being
  • Social benefits of activities
  • Activity as a basis for a model of care and support.
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  • Difficulty Level: Entry
  • Duration: 16 Weeks
  • Course ID: #3530
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