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Dementia, Learning Disability & Mental Health Course for Health & Social Care

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Course Name: Dementia, Learning Disability & Mental Health Course for Health & Social Care
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Course duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Course introduction: Made up of eight modules, this course opens by defining what each of these terms means, before considering what the experience might be for sufferers of each different condition.
Course objectives:

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • What a learning disability is
  • The experience of a person with a learning disability
  • The possible support needs of people with mild, moderate and severe learning disabilities, and how they differ
  • What dementia is
  • What the lived experience of a person with dementia might be
  • The possible support needs of people with mild, moderate and severe dementia
  • Different types of mental illness
  • What the experience of a person with a mental illness can be
  • The possible support needs of people with different mental illnesses
  • How to promote the safety of people with a disability
  • Social and medical models of disability
  • How to support a person with a learning disability, dementia or a mental illness
  • The importance of early diagnosis
  • Legislation relating to people with mental illness, learning disability or dementia
  • The requirement for confidentiality
  • Aspects of mental capacity in decision-making

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