This dementia training online course (also available to study via paper-based resources) aims to develop your employee’s knowledge and understanding of the principles of caring for those with dementia.
The qualification will explore person-centred care, the influence of positive communication methods and the issues relating to the use of medication for those with dementia.
Unit 1: Understanding dementia
This unit will introduce your employees to the most common types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. They will study the causes, effects and risk factors of dementia and gain an understanding of the importance of early diagnosis.
Unit 2: Understand how person-centred approaches are used to underpin the care and support of individuals with dementia
Throughout this unit your employees will gain an understanding of the importance of person-centred care for individuals with dementia. They will consider how each individual’s experience of dementia is different and how they can be supported.
Unit 3: Principles of communication and interaction in dementia care and support
This unit will introduce your employees to various ways in which individuals with dementia may communicate. They will discover the factors that could influence interactions and communication, and develop your understanding of how communication is an effective part of caring for and supporting individuals with dementia.
Unit 4: Supporting positive interaction, occupation and activity in dementia care
This unit will enhance your employees understanding of the range and benefits of positive interactions in dementia care. They will discover the importance of promoting identity and inclusion and will also investigate how individuals with dementia can engage in activities.
Unit 5: Principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care and support
Your employees will develop their understanding of the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion within the context of dementia care. This unit highlights how to recognise and challenge discrimination and oppressive practices.
Unit 6: Understand how to support individuals with dementia to exercise choice and rights
This unit will provide your employees with an understanding of how the rights of individuals with dementia are protected, and how to support individuals with dementia to exercise choice and make decisions involving carers and others.
Unit 7: Principles of the administration of medication and well-being of individuals with dementia
Your employees will develop your understanding of the common medications that could be used for individuals with dementia and the actions to take in the event of side effects or adverse reactions.
You will see improved staff retention
Employees will achieve a nationally recognised level 3 qualification
Employees can complete their dementia training online or via paper-based resources, allowing them to learn from their own home, in their own time
Employees get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
Employees will receive subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if your staff are eligible