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Introduction To Dementia

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Introduction To Dementia

Course Overview:

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to dementia, aimed at healthcare professionals, caregivers, and anyone interested in understanding and supporting individuals with dementia.

Course Content:

  • Understanding Dementia
    • Definition and types of dementia
    • Common symptoms and progression
  • Impact on Individuals and Families
    • Psychological and emotional effects
    • Challenges faced by caregivers and families
    • Importance of empathy and person-centered care
  • Assessment and Diagnosis
    • Screening tools and diagnostic criteria
    • Importance of early detection
  • Communication Strategies
    • Effective communication techniques
    • Align &validate
    • Dealing with behaviours of concern
    • Enhancing quality of life
  • Practical Care Approaches
    • Creating a dementia-friendly environment
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    • Addressing nutrition, hygiene, and safety concerns
  • Pharmacological and Non-pharmacological Interventions
    • Medications for symptom management
    • Alternative therapies and lifestyle interventions
  • Ethical and Legal Considerations
    • Respect for autonomy and dignity
    • Legal frameworks and decision-making capacity
  • Self-Care for Caregivers
    • Recognizing caregiver stress and burnout
    • Strategies for self-care and support

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of dementia, its causes, symptoms, and progression.
  • Apply effective communication strategies when interacting with individuals with dementia.
  • Implement practical care approaches to improve the quality of life for individuals with dementia.
  • Recognize and address the challenges faced by caregivers and families.
  • Identify ethical and legal considerations in dementia care.
  • Develop strategies for self-care to prevent caregiver burnout.

Duration of the Course: 1 day

Certification: A certificate of completion will be provided to participants who attend the full course.

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