Distance Learning – Principles of Dementia Care

ABOUT THIS QUALIFICATION

Healthcare providers are always looking for candidates who have completed dementia training. UK and international learners will be making the perfect first steps towards a career in the health and social care sector by completing our Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care.

This qualification ensures that your learners develop an essential understanding of caring for people with dementia, and covers the benefits of positive communication, use of medication and importance of highly individualised, person-centred care.

WHAT YOU WILL COVER:

Unit 01: Dementia awareness

This unit explains what dementia is, the most common types of dementia and the causes associated with them. It also looks at how other people can have an impact on an individual with dementia.

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

Your learners will look at the knowledge and understanding required to enable an individual with dementia to experience well-being. The role of carers is also covered.

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

Students will gain awareness of the different communication needs and abilities of individuals with dementia in order to encourage positive interaction.

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

Your students will be introduced to equality, diversity and inclusion, which are all important when practising the person-centred care approach.

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

This unit will help your learners understand the medication available to and appropriate for individuals with dementia, and explores the specific needs that some individuals may have when receiving medication.

Unit 6: Understand behaviour in the context of dementia

Your learners will look at the different behaviours of individuals with dementia and how to respond to certain types of behaviour.

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

This unit explores how engaging in social activities to enhance mental, physical and social well-being can benefits individuals with dementia.

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