Dementia Course Online
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Start Date

To Be Confirmed

Price

€420

Dementia Course Online

Course Objective

The CACHE Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia qualification aims to develop learners’ knowledge and awareness of dementia for those working in social care settings. It is aimed at learners in school or college, or those working for local authorities or private commercial homeowners.

Course Units

Learners who successfully complete each of the following units will be awarded a Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia:

Unit Aim

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with knowledge about the neurology of dementia to support the understanding of how individuals may experience dementia.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe a range of causes of dementia syndrome
  • Describe the types of memory impairment commonly experienced by individuals with dementia
  • Explain the way that individuals process information with reference to the abilities and limitations of individuals with dementia
  • Explain how other factors can cause changes in an individual’s condition that may not be attributable to dementia
  • Explain why the abilities and needs of an individual with dementia
  • Describe the impact of early diagnosis and follow up to diagnosis
  • Explain the importance of recording possible signs or symptoms of dementia in an individual
  • Explain the process of reporting possible signs of dementia
  • Describe the impact of diagnosis on both the individual and their family and friends
  • Compare a person-centred and a non person-centred approach to dementia care
  • Describe a range of different techniques that can be used to meet the fluctuating abilities and needs of the individual with dementia
  • Describe how myths and stereotypes related to dementia may affect the individual and their carers
  • Describe ways in which individuals and carers can be supported to overcome their fears

Assessment

Learners are required to complete three written assignments, designed by the assessor, which demonstrate their understanding of the learning outcomes for this unit.

Unit Aim

The aim of this unit is to gain knowledge and understanding of individuals who may have specific needs for receiving medication because of their experience of dementia. Learners will develop their knowledge of these medication requirements.

Learning Outcomes

  • Outline the most common medications used to treat symptoms of dementia
  • Describe how commonly used medications affect individuals with dementia
  • Explain the risks and benefits of anti-psychotic medication for individuals with dementia
  • Explain the importance of recording and reporting side effects/adverse reactions to medication
  • Describe how ‘as required’ (PRN) medication can be used to support individuals with dementia who may be in pain
  • Describe person-centred ways of administering medicines whilst adhering to administration instructions
  • Explain the importance of advocating for an individual with dementia who may be prescribed medication

Assessment

Learners are required to complete an instruction sheet which demonstrates their understanding of the unit’s learning outcomes.

Unit Aim

This unit provides the underpinning knowledge required to develop therapeutic relationships with individuals with dementia based on interactions and communication.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain how individuals with dementia may communicate through their behaviour
  • Give examples of how carers and others may misinterpret communication
  • Explain the importance of effective communication to an individual with dementia
  • Describe how different forms of dementia may affect the way an individual communicates
  • Give examples of positive interactions with individuals who have dementia
  • Explain how positive interactions with individuals who have dementia can contribute to their well-being
  • Explain the importance of involving individuals with dementia in a range of activities
  • Compare a reality orientation approach to interactions with a validation approach
  • List the physical and mental health needs that may need to be considered when communicating with an individual with dementia
  • Describe how the sensory impairment of an individual with dementia may affect their communication skills
  • Describe how the environment might affect an individual with dementia
  • Describe how the behaviour of carers or others might affect an individual with dementia
  • Explain how the use of language can hinder positive interactions and communication

Assessment

Learners are required to complete three tasks which demonstrate their understanding of this unit’s learning outcomes.

Unit Aim

This unit is aimed at those who provide care or support to individuals with dementia in a wide range of settings. The unit covers the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion that are fundamental to person-centred care practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain what is meant by the terms; diversity, anti-discriminatory practice, anti-oppressive practice
  • Explain why it is important to recognise and respect an individual’s heritage
  • Describe why an individual with dementia may be subjected to discrimination and oppression
  • Describe how discrimination and oppressive practice can be challenged
  • Explain why it is important to identify an individual’s specific and unique needs
  • Compare the experience of dementia for an individual who has acquired it as an older person with the experience of an individual who has acquired it as a younger person
  • Describe how the experience of an individual’s dementia may impact on carers
  • Describe how the experience of dementia may be different for individuals; who have a learning disability; who are from different ethnic backgrounds; at the end of life
  • Explain how current legislation and Government policy supports person-centred working
  • Explain how person-centred working can ensure that an individual’s specific and unique needs are met
  • Describe ways of helping an individual’s carers or others understand the principles of person-centred care
  • Identify practical ways of helping the individual with dementia maintain their identity

Assessment

Learners are required to complete three tasks which demonstrate their understanding of this unit’s learning outcomes.

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