Dementia - the One Stop Guide
What is Dementia?
Advice for Carers - Tough Care Problems
Ten Hints to Reduce Symptoms
Getting a Diagnosis
Dementia - Forward Planning
With slides & additional resources for each class; the ability to take notes throughout the course & a Certificate of Course Completion.
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Almost a million people in the UK have dementia and it’s estimated that over 35 million people personally know someone with dementia – more than half the population. It is more common in older people but can affect people of working age or even younger.
Contrary to common opinion, it is not a natural part of the ageing process and is more than a memory problem – it is an umbrella term used for illnesses that affect the brain.
Caring for someone with dementia can be very challenging – the illnesses can impact on a person’s behaviours, thoughts and feelings, often presenting complex problems to families and health and social care professionals, such as aggression, sleeplessness, wandering, continence etc.
This on-demand learning course – Dementia: the One Stop Guide – brings Professor June Andrews OBE, one of the UK’s leading clinicians on Dementia Care, straight to your device. You can click and play as many of her video classes as you like, whenever you like, in whichever order you like. Providing you with a greater understanding of dementia, as well as offering ideas and thoughts on how to treat and care for someone diagnosed with the condition.
Using her expertise around dementia, June guides learners through 5 course sessions, complete with a range of short video classes, activities, case studies and quizzes which bring the issues alive. In total, the course provides learners with over 4 hours Continuous Professional Development and a personalised certificate of completion.
Course rates for learners
3-5 learnersSmall group
6-300+ learnersLarge group
Detailed course agenda
Session 1 – What is Dementia?
- Understanding ‘Dementia’ (8mins)
- Is it really Dementia? (8mins)
- Activity – What is Dementia? (10mins)
- Case Study – Mrs Lee
- Quiz – What is Dementia? (5mins)
Session 2 – Getting a Diagnosis
- Steps toward getting a diagnosis (12mins)
- Reacting to a diagnosis (15mins)
- Activity – Getting a diagnosis (10mins)
- Case Study – Mr Bernstein
- Quiz – Getting a diagnosis (2mins)
Session 3 – Hints to reduce symptoms
- Staying well for longer (7mins)
- Reducing symptoms – Hints 1 to 5 (13mins)
- Reducing symptoms – Hints 6 to 10 (13mins)
- Activity – Hints to reduce symptoms (10mins)
- Case Study – Mr Patrick
- Quiz – Hints to reduce symptoms (4mins)
Session 4 – Tough Care Problems
- Advice for carers on tough problems (11mins)
- Continence (4mins)
- Aggression (5mins)
- Sleeplessness (5mins)
- Wandering (5mins)
- Persistent Vocalisation (5mins)
- Family Dynamics (7mins)
- Activity – Tough Care Problems (10mins)
- Case Study – Miss Khan
- Quiz – Tough Care Problems (5mins)
Session 5 – Forward Planning
- Things you need to talk about (8mins)
- Handling Money and Bills (5mins)
- Power of Attorney (7mins)
- Home Care and Care Homes (11mins)
- End of Life Care (4mins)
- Case Study – Forward Planning (10mins)
Introducing Our Trainer
Professor June Andrews OBE FRCN FCGI, is an international consultant on nursing care of older people, dementia and care homes, as well as being a psychiatric and general registered nurse. June is an independent writer and broadcaster at www.juneandrews.net. She works to improve the lives of people with dementia and is non-executive director of a listed REIT owning over seventy care homes, and adviser to the Dementia Services Development Trust, a charity. Her books Dementia the One Stop Guide and Care Homes the One Stop Guide are best sellers. Recently graduated in Law, June serves as an expert witness in relation to nursing and dementia.