Dementia Awareness

Course Details

This course is for all health care professionals who work in NHS and Health and Social Care settings to include Private Nursing and Residential homes supporting patients who suffer from Dementia disease .The participants will be able to support patients in identifying the early warning signs and progression of the disease to diagnosis, the benefits of various evidence based treatments, monitoring side effects  to monitor and manage their diabetes effectively in line with current NICE Guidelines.

Course Aims

For CCT Skilled Trainers to deliver high quality accredited face to face training with practical skills sessions which is tailored to organisational need and policies .For CCT skilled Trainers to deliver training which fulfils the current Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), current CQC and NICE guidelines and UK Government PreventStrategy (CONTEST and PROTECT)which aims to reduce the vulnerability of theUKand UKinterests overseas to terrorist attack

Course Objectives

  1. To gain knowledge and awareness of the causes of dementia

  2. To gain knowledge and awareness the symptoms of dementia

  3. To gain knowledge and awareness types of dementia

  4. To gain knowledge and awareness of the risk factors associated with dementia

  5. To gain knowledge and awareness of the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment interventions of dementia

  6. To gain knowledge and awareness of alternative evidence based medicines used to treat dementia

  7. To gain knowledge and awareness of the benefits of ethics,consent to treatment, patient rights and patient centred care to those patients who suffer from dementia

  8. To gain knowledge and awareness of the benefits of effective communication when working and supporting patients with dementia

  9. To gain knowledge and awareness of the benefits of follow up care, relapse prevention and the role of the MDT

  10. To gain knowledge and awareness of supporting carers caring for patients who suffer from dementia and how their involvement benefits the patient in the whole recovery process

Course Modules

  1. Causes of Dementia

  2. The symptoms of Dementia

  3.  Types of Dementia

  4. The principles of Effective communication

  5. Risk Factors associated with Dementia

  6. Pharmacological  and non-pharmacological treatment interventions of Dementia

  7. Alternate Evidence Based Medicines Used to Treat Dementia

  8.  Patient centred Care

  9. Ethics and Consent

  10. The Benefits of Effective Communication and effects of Poor communication

  11. Supporting Carers Caring for patients who suffer from Dementia

  12. Current NICE Guidelines of Dementia

  13. The Prime Minister Challenge on Dementia focusing Vision 2020

Course Benefits

This face to face course which provides learners with an in-depth insight, knowledge and skills on how to support and care for adults diagnosed with dementia from understanding the causes, symptoms, types of dementia and the risks associated, the importance of empowering patient and respecting their rights, ethics and consent to pharmacological and non-pharmacological evidence based interventions, the importance of MDT working and family involvement  to support recovery and rehabilitation processes. 

CPD – 8 Points