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Dementia Awareness

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Course Name: Dementia Awareness
Course Code: Dementia_Awareness
Course duration: 01 hours 15 minutes
Course introduction: This course provides an introduction to dementia, including the causes of dementia, treatments for dementia, symptoms and progression of dementia, and working with people with dementia.  It also covers issues aroud younger people with dementia, and working and driving with dementia.

The course discusses the effects on the person with dementia, and how those effects can be addressed through the use of communication techniques, adjustments to the physical environment, and an understanding of the problems faced by people with dementia.

It is aimed at those who come into contact with dementia through their work, such as care workers and healthcare assistants, and will be useful for anyone who works in a customer-facing role in any industry.

Course objectives: In this course you will learn about:

  • What dementia is
  • The symptoms of dementia
  • Diagnosing dementia
  • The progression of dementia
  • Treatment for dementia
  • Taking care of yourself
  • Planning for the future
  • Younger people with dementia
  • Working and driving with dementia
  • The importance of maintaining communication with people with dementia
  • The possible effects of dementia on perception
  • How to support a person with dementia
  • The support that carers need
  • Where to get further information

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