Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Dementia: Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour

University of Birmingham

This online course explored some behaviours that a carer of someone with dementia may find challenging. The course used a case study to demonstrate possible problems and solutions.

3 weeks, 3 hours per week

Educators

Dr Christopher Wagstaff

Senior Lecturer in Nursing/ Mental Health Field Lead

University of Birmingham

Dr Nutmeg Hallett

University of Birmingham

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • Identify, from a global perspective, the prevalence, symptoms and diagnosis of dementia
  • Contribute in discussions and learning forums which are designed to help carers and other people involved in care giving deliver appropriate interventions for people with dementia
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how effective communication skills can assist in managing and maintaining relationships with people with dementia, their carers and other people involved in care giving
  • Identify strategies that may potentially help carers, and other people involved in care giving, with issues involving food and meals for people with dementia
  • Reflect on strategies that may potentially help carers, and other people involved in care giving, with issues around people with dementia wandering
  • Explore and evaluate the use of ‘De-escalation skills’ when providing care for people with dementia

Syllabus

  • The first week of the course provided an overview of Dementia, looking at prevalence, diagnosis and symptoms. It introduced the concept of ‘Patient Centred Care’ and the case study;
  • The second week of the course built on the case study, looking at how a holistic assessment can help carers work with behaviours which are often difficult for carers.
  • In the third week the focus moved to the problems of communication and dementia. The concept of ‘De-escalation’ is introduced and how de-escalation can help address challenging situations.

Issued on 17th January 2022

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Free online course:

Dementia: Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour

University of Birmingham