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Foundations in Dementia

Discover better ways to support people with dementia. Explore signs and symptoms, interventions, support networks and more.

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诺丁汉大学
FutureLearn
  • 完成时间大约为 6
  • 初级
  • 英语
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你将学到什么

Identify how lifestyle changes may reduce the risk of dementia

Assess the signs and symptoms that may indicate dementia and describe the pathway to diagnosis and treatment

Identify communication approaches which can support the person with dementia to communicate their needs

Debate ethical aspects of decision-making in the light of English laws and guidelines (Mental Capacity Act 2005, Care Act 2014 etc)

Describe the impact of caring on family supporters

Explore the meaning of person-centred care in view of the diversity of people with dementia and their supporters, while reflecting on the influence of one’s own culture, beliefs and values at all stages of dementia

Demonstrate awareness of what it means to live well with dementia and the contribution of assistive technology in everyday care

Assess strategies for pain management in palliative care and discuss how Advanced Decisions/Directives may be used in practice

Apply evidence from research to support effective care for people with dementia

Compare the impact of different interventions including medication and psychosocial approaches

课程概况

Dementia is becoming more common worldwide. On this course, you will learn to understand people with dementia and to care appropriately as a professional or family supporter. Spanning six topics from prevention and diagnosis to end of life care, the course also offers insights from recent research.

Whatever your role in dementia care, by engaging with the resources and exchanging views with others, you will gain knowledge, skills, and confidence in dealing with people with dementia. Some of the material is specific to England and Wales, such as the legal context and health service provision.

课程大纲

Week 1 - Inside the brain

Week 2 - Assessment and treatment

Week 3 - Law and ethics

Week 4 - Communication skills

Week 5 - Family and friends

Week 6 - Living well with dementia and end of life care

面向人群

This course would suit health and social care professionals (e.g. nurses, doctors, therapists and social workers). It will also interest students, carers of people with dementia, individuals with a recent diagnosis, volunteers, and dementia researchers.

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