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Overview

Dementia is a psychological syndrome that typically affects elderly people, although is not a part of the ageing process. One of the major symptoms of dementia is memory loss. This Dementia Care course is designed to provide those who care for people with dementia with comprehensive knowledge of this complex topic.

You will learn about the different types of dementia, the impact of dementia on sufferers’ everyday lives, and how to spot the signs of dementia. The course also provides step-by-step guidance on how to carry out a dementia assessment, and how to treat psychological symptoms of dementia through prescription drugs. 

If you suspect that someone close to you may have dementia, this course will help you to understand the signs. Other topics include safeguarding, ethical policies and benefits for carers.

Highlights of  The Dementia Care

  • Learn the definition, symptoms and signs of dementia
  • Gain a comprehensive knowledge of the types of dementia
  • Understand the psychological impact of dementia
  • Know how to carry out a dementia assessment
  • Understand legal, safeguarding & ethical policies regarding dementia
  • Broaden your knowledge of dementia care and the role of a carer
  • Have a solid understanding of dementia drugs and how they are used to treat different psychological issues
  • Explore the life of a dementia patient and their daily struggles and challenges

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

Who is This Course for?

This course is ideal for those who are responsible for caring for someone with dementia, whether that be in their personal or professional life. There are no specific entry requirements for this course, which can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis.

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

The Dementia Care is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Career Path

Gain a recognised qualification in Dementia Care and develop the relevant skills and knowledge to fast track your career as a Dementia Care Assistant or Dementia Nurse working in a private or health care setting. Relevant career opportunities in this field include: 

  • Dementia Care Assistant
  • Dementia Nurse
  • Community Psychiatric Nurse
  • Support Worker

Course Curriculum

Dementia Care
Module 01: Introduction to Dementia 00:10:00
Module 02: Status of Dementia 00:10:00
Module 03: Attitudes Toward Dementia 00:15:00
Module 04: Awareness and Prevention of Dementia 00:10:00
Module 05: Law, Ethics and Safeguard Regarding Dementia 00:10:00
Module 06: Strategies for Caring 00:10:00
Module 07:The Cost of Dementia 00:05:00
Module 08: Drug for Dementia 00:10:00
Module 09: Living with Dementia 00:05:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Dementia Care 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Dementia Care 00:20:00
  • PRIVATE
  • 1 year
  • Number of Units9
  • Number of Quizzes2
  • 2 hours, 5 minutes

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