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Positive Dementia Care for Domiciliary Workers (Distance Learning)

Dementia itself is not a single disease or illness, but is an umbrella term used to describe lots of different types of conditions, all of which have one thing in common – they attack and destroy the cells in the brains of people with a dementia. To provide good quality care, care workers need to recognise people with a dementia as individuals. A key aspect of being a domiciliary dementia care worker is the ability to look beyond the dementia and instead, see the whole person.

This course looks at the meaning of person-centred care. The starting point as a care worker is to imagine how it would feel to have a dementia. By doing this, you will develop an increased feeling of empathy – putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. This will enable you to see that people with a dementia are no different to any of us; they still feel as we feel. As a care worker, it is important to understand the world of people with a dementia. This world is the same as ours but dementia can make it feel muddled at times.

This course is carried out using detailed blended learning resource pack which can be kept to record a staff members development in the subject. Assessment is through a multiple choice question paper and completion of workbook.

Our best price includes all the course materials, registration, certification and postage.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Module 1: Realising feelings matter most in Dementia Care
  • Module 2: Understanding Dementia, the Brain and People’s Feelings
  • Module 3: Valuing a Person’s Well-Being
  • Module 4: Working Positively with a Person’s Disability
  • Module 5: Becoming a Person-centred Dementia Care Worker
  • Module 6: Communicating with a Person with a Dementia through Feelings
  • Module 7: Focusing on the person when providing Personal Care
  • Module 8: Creating a Positive, Meaningful, Active Day
  • Module 9: Appreciating How Behaviours Link to Feelings
  • Module 10: Applying Person Centre Care

CERTIFICATION

Upon completion delegates will receive certificate of completion which is an accredited qualification.

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