Product Description

ENDORSED QUALIFICATION AT LEVEL 2

According to the Alzheimer’s Society (www.Alzheimer’s.org.uk), there are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. This will soar to 2 million by 2051. In fact, 225,000 will develop dementia this year, that’s one every three minutes. (Source: BBC)

If you’re involved with a sufferer, you owe it to them and to yourself to study this course. If you have concerns for an elderly friend or relative, it will help you gain a real understanding of the condition.

In the summer of 2014, David Cameron (the UK Prime Minister) told a summit of 300 experts who have pledged to find a cure by 2025 that “Dementia is one of the greatest enemies of humanity”. He said that a “big, global push” is needed to defeat Dementia, and that “It is important to see dementia as a disease and one that we need to better understand so that we can tackle it.”

The British government has pledged over £300 million for research into the disease, and has announced that all NHS staff will receive specialist Dementia training.

Dementia certainly has to be taken seriously, and anyone who has had contact with friends or loved ones suffering from it clearly understands how devastating it can be.

One of the major initiatives in the care sector has been the development of protocols to deal appropriately with sufferers, and this course in Person-Centred Dementia Care is an ideal introduction.

The course covers brain function and the way memory works. It helps students understand the challenging behaviours and emotions that often distress those closest to the sufferer. It also helps promote the application of person-centred principles to routine care activities.

Whether you want to work with Dementia sufferers as a health professional, need to understand the condition better as part of your CPD (Continuing Professional Development), or simply want to be prepared to help your own relatives and friends in the future, then this course is for you.

Modules

Unit 1

  • What is dementia?
  • The Brain
  • Types of dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  • Pick’s Disease and Fronto-Temporal Dementia
  • Memory Loss
  • Supporting People with Dementia and their Carers

 

Unit 2

  • What is Person-Centred Care?
  • Strengths-Based Approach
  • Life History Work
  • Communication

 

Unit 3

  • Behaviour
  • Pacing
  • Incontinence
  • Agitation
  • Repetitive speech or actions (perseveration)
  • Paranoia
  • Sleeplessness/Sundowning
  • Eating/Nutrition
  • Bathing
  • Additional Problem Areas
  • ‘Hiding and losing things
  • Suspicion
  • Coping with unusual behaviour

 

Unit 4

  • Personal Care
  • Dressing
  • Bathing
  • Dental care
  • Eating
  • Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Activities

 

Unit 5

  • Legislation
  • Dementia in the Media
  • Useful Resources

Career Prospect

Upon completion, graduates will receive a diploma from Cambridge Open College. In addition, graduates will also be awarded with a certificate that is endorsed by Focus Awards. Focus Awards only endorse courses that meet and exceed their stringent quality requirements.

Whatever you decide to do, Cambridge Open College will support you, offering precious guidance, tools and a range of FREE extras to help you achieve success.

cards accepted

£35 deposit: remaining balance at the end of the month

Enrol for £35 deposit and remaining balance at the end of the month. Pay your deposit today get your course tomorrow!

Reduced fee of £220

£220 - all inclusive

Pay by 3 monthly instalments of £220 (approx)

£73 deposit followed by £73 for the next two months

The college accepts payment using the following methods:

Credit/Debit Card, Cheque, Postal Order and Invoice.

It is simple and safe to enrol online. Select one of the payment terms above and you will be taken to a secure sever to enter your details.

Once the enrolment process has been completed you will receive your introductory pack and login details to access your course textbooks, your tutor profile and their contact details.

We look forward to welcoming you as a student of the college and feel sure you will enjoy studying with us.

Key points for this course:

  • This is a fully supported home study course supported by your own tutor
  • Your enrolment fee covers absolutely everything – there will be nothing more to pay after you have enrolled, there are no hidden fees
  • You have 12 months to complete your course
  • You may enrol at any time of the year
  • Access available within 24 hourse

Money Back Guarantee
If you are not happy with your course simply return it within 14 days and we will refund your fees in full.

All students enrolled on a course with Cambridge Open College receive access to our online student community (I Learn It Easy) where you can submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other students. We have prepared a short video below to highlight the benefits to you.

Got a Question?