Distance Learning – Principles of Dementia Care

Understanding
the Principles of
Dementia Care

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ABOUT THIS QUALIFICATION:

The Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care is suitable for candidates who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of the condition of dementia, and of how to apply the principles of person-centered dementia care.

WHAT YOU WILL COVER:

Unit 1: Dementia awareness

  • Understanding what dementia is
  • Understanding key features of the theoretical models of dementia
  • Knowing the most common types of dementia and their causes
  • Understanding factors relating to an individual’s experience of dementia

Unit 2: The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia

  • Understanding approaches that enable individuals with dementia to experience well-being
  • Understanding the role of carers in the care and support of individuals with dementia
  • Understanding the roles of others in the support of individuals with dementia

Unit 3: Understanding the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia

  • Understanding the factors that can influence communication with individuals who have dementia
  • Understanding how a person-centred approach may be used to encourage positive communication with individuals with dementia
  • Understanding the factors which can affect interactions with individuals with dementia

Unit 4: Understanding equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care

  • Understanding the importance of diversity of individuals with dementia
  • Understanding the importance of person-centred approaches in the care and support of individuals with dementia
  • Understanding ways of working with a range of individuals who have dementia to ensure diverse needs are met

Unit 5: Understanding the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach

  • Understanding the common medications available to and appropriate for, individuals with dementia
  • Understanding how to provide person-centred care to individuals with dementia through the appropriate and effective use of medication

Unit 6: Understanding behaviour in the context of dementia

  • Understanding that behaviour is often used as a means of communication
  • Understanding how to respond to behaviours associated with dementia
  • Understanding why some people with dementia will need additional emotional support

Unit 7: Understanding the benefits of engaging in activities in social care

  • Understanding the impact of activity on physical and mental well-being
  • Understanding the social benefits of activities
  • Understanding how activity can be the basis for a model of care and support

KC's Distance Learning qualifications aim to assist you in enhancing your CV and industry knowledge, allowing you to both progress up the career ladder and stay updated with the changing needs of the industry.

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