Dementia Awareness Training
This NEW e-learning course is for all ‘front-line’ NHS Staff whose work brings them into contact with patients who have dementia. The learning raises awareness and understanding of the nature and scale of the challenge presented by dementia. The training also highlights the importance of early diagnosis of dementia and provision of support to carers and family members.
After completing the training, learners should:
- Be able to describe dementia
- Be able to consider the effect that dementia can have on a person’s feelings and emotions
- Know the symptoms of dementia
- Know there are different types of dementia
- Know the differences between dementia, depression and delirium.
- Understand the changes that can happen through the dementia journey
- Gain awareness of ‘person centred’ approaches.
|Module 1||Dementia Awareness Training|
|Unit 1||(dat) Dementia Statistics|
|Unit 2||(dat) The National Dementia Strategy|
|Unit 3||(dat) Common Core Principles|
|Unit 4||(dat) The ‘Dementia Challenge’|
|Unit 5||(dat) What is dementia|
|Unit 6||(dat) Effects of dementia|
|Unit 7||(dat) What having dementia means|
|Unit 8||(dat) Causes of dementia|
|Unit 9||(dat) Who is at risk of suffering dementia?|
|Unit 10||(dat) Can dementia be prevented or delayed?|
|Unit 11||(dat) Types of dementia|
|Unit 12||(dat) Signs and symptoms of dementia|
|Unit 13||(dat) Diagnosing dementia|
|Unit 14||(dat) Dementia causes that can be reversed|
|Unit 15||(dat) The Dementia Journey|
|Unit 16||(dat) The Global Deterioration Scale|
|Unit 17||(dat) The 3 Stage Scale|
|Unit 18||(dat) Journey duration/timeline|
|Unit 19||(dat) Hospital admission is ‘high risk’ for people with dementia|
|Unit 20||(dat) Predictable effects of hospitalisation|
|Unit 21||(dat) Improving care for people with dementia on hospital wards|
|Unit 22||(dat) Action on admission to hospital|
|Unit 23||(dat) ‘This is Me’ Document|
|Unit 24||(dat) Information gathering - an inclusive approach|
|Unit 25||(dat) Information to patients, family members and carers|
|Unit 26||(dat) Information sharing|
|Unit 27||(dat) Involvement in decisions about care and treatment|
|Unit 28||(dat) A welcome ‘resource’ of practical help|
|Unit 29||(dat) Support for carers and family members|
|Unit 30||(dat) Delivering person-centred care|
|Unit 31||(dat) NICE guidelines [CG42]|
|Unit 32||(dat) Exam|
To commence learning, click on the Course Index heading for Unit 1 (dat) Dementia Statistics. This will open the learning.
When you are ready to continue to Unit 2, use the button provided to mark Unit 1 as ‘Complete’. This will allow you to access Unit 2 and so on to the end of the course.
When you mark a Unit as ‘Complete’, a green tick will appear in the Course Index, producing a useful visual reminder as to your progress. It will not affect your ability to re-visit the training content.
Work your way through the ‘Modules’ by clicking the Unit titles in the Course Index.
There is a multiple-choice/true-false Exam at the end of the course (Unit 21).
There are 60 questions and you need to get at least 45 of them right (75%) in order to pass and qualify for a certificate.
There is no time limit to complete the Exam or to how many times the test can be taken.
So, keep going until you pass!
As soon as you have passed the Exam, you have qualified for a Certificate and will be able to download it immediately (.pdf).