Dementia Awareness

Producer: Virtual College Ltd

Duration: 1 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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CPD Certified - on average contributes 1 - 1.5 hours towards your CPD.

This module aims to raise carers’ understanding about the lived experience of a person with dementia, looking at the person first and then exploring simple techniques to help keep the person with dementia independent for longer.

This module is aimed at anyone supporting someone with Dementia or their carers.

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on sucessful completion.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Silverlight may also need to be installed for some courses
- Most ECDL courses will require a download of the ActivX component from within the course


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The modules covered within this course are:

- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- Lived Experience - Understanding and Responding
- Emotions and Behaviour - Understanding and Responding
- Legislation and Guidelines
- Types of Dementia
- Summary and Progression


This module will allow you to:

- Reflect on personal and professional values
- Reflect on and explore ways of improving interactions with a person with dementia
- Explore the lived experience of a person who has memory loss and recognition difficulties
- Learn simple techniques on how to support a person with dementia and their carers
- Explore relevant legislation and how it applies to the support offered to a person with dementia
- Access further accessible information about the different types of dementia
- Understand the importance of encouraging the recording and sharing of information to improve the quality of life for a person with dementia

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