Skip to 0 minutes and 7 secondsDementia is a progressive and incurable brain disorder that presents a major challenge for society. As populations age, the number of people affected by dementia increase. People affected include individuals with the condition, but dementia also affects family members who support them and the communities where they live. The good news is that with support, people can live a relatively normal life at home with dementia, often for many years. But in order to enable them to achieve this aim, employers, local government, services, and community groups have to understand the needs of people with dementia. As impairments of dementia become more pronounced, health and social care providers need to offer timely and skilled interventions that can anticipate needs so that crisis can be avoided.
Skip to 0 minutes and 58 secondsSo dementia affects many people in the community. This course has been developed to meet the learning requirements for health and social care professionals who work with people with dementia. In addition, it will be useful to family carers, friends, concerned neighbours, and dementia volunteers. In 6 2-hour units, this course will help you to understand dementia from the first signs until the end of life. It shows what makes good care practice from start to finish. Whether you are a paid professional, volunteer, family member, friend, or neighbour, this course will give you the confidence to provide effective support for people with dementia.
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