Dementia Management and Care

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If you are a health practitioner working with, or in regular contact with, people who have dementia, and wish to extend your knowledge and skills in caring for people with dementia and their carers, then this is the right course for you. The course is 15 weeks long, part-time.

What will this course cover?

This course aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia. The course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills of critical enquiry alongside the development of an understanding and critical awareness of the pathophysiology and management of the patient with dementia. This course covers the essentials of caring for patients with dementia.

The essential theme of person-centred care will run throughout the programme which covers:

  • Pathophysiology and symptoms
  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Treatments
  • MDT involvement
  • Patient /carers experience and person-centred care
  • Support available for patients and families
  • Dementia friendly communities
  • Research
  • Mental Capacity Act and safeguarding issues

The role of the health practitioner caring for patients who have dementia in various environments will be explored, drawing on a range of sources and identifying appropriate nursing and therapeutic interventions and best practice. Decision making will be critically analysed in relation to the management of the patient’s care including legal and ethical issues, evidence based practice, protocols, and resource allocation.

Upon completing the module you will be awarded a certificate for completion of Tier 3 of the Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework – Leadership in Dementia Care.

Entry Requirements

In order to take this course you must be a healthcare professional currently employed in a relevant area of practice. Your work must see you interact with people who have dementia on a regular basis. You should also have a degree, equivalent qualification, or have studied at Level 6.

Course Fees

For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

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