Person Centred Dementia Care

Course Overview

This module will enable healthcare professionals to develop a person-centred approach in supporting people with dementia in relation to recognition of symptoms, identifying potential barriers to communication, supporting strategies to effectively  promote physical health and inclusion and managing co-morbid physical illness and cognitive impairment.

This module will enable healthcare professionals to develop a person-centred approach in supporting people with dementia in relation to recognition of symptoms, identifying potential barriers to communication, supporting strategies to effectively  promote physical health and inclusion and managing co-morbid physical illness and cognitive impairment.

Module Aims

  • Recognition of symptoms and principles of dementia assessment
  • Identifying and overcoming barriers to communication
  • Identifying strategies to improve effective care delivery in the context of co-morbid physical illness and polypharmacy

Entry Requirements

Practitioners with current Professional Registration.

Module Content

The module will include the following:

  • Person-centred approaches to care of people with dementia
  • National and local strategies/pathways
  • Structure and function of the brain
  • Definition of the main types of dementia
  • Assessment tools for cognitive impairment
  • The communication process – verbal and non-verbal
  • Drugs used for dementia
  • Impact of dementia on physical health and wellbeing
  • Mental Capacity Act

Teaching and Assessment

The principal learning and teaching methods used in the module may include:

  • Lectures, seminars and workshops: The core of each module delivery mode is a series of face to face tutor-led or group-led seminars or workshops.
  • Web-based learning using the Keele Learning Environment (KLE), Blackboard.
  • Group work and peer support. All modules use focused group work and class discussions within face to face tutor time.
  • Directed independent study. Most of the study hours for each module comprise independent learning by expecting participants to add depth and breadth to their knowledge of topics, to practice skills and to reflect on critical incidents and their practice.

Course Website  
( https://www.keele.ac.uk/nursingandmidwifery/study/cpd/modules/personcentredcareofthepersonwithdementia/ )

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