Dementia Awareness

40 min course

Course Description

Each individual living with dementia will experience it in their own unique way. How well they can live with dementia can be affected by many factors, but a main factor is how other people respond to them. Let’s explore how you can ensure someone lives well with dementia. Individuals living with dementia are still people, each being unique and experiencing dementia in their own way. Many individuals live full and happy lives with dementia. One factor that affects how well someone can live with dementia is how other people respond to them and the environment around them. So let’s explore how you can help ensure someone lives well with dementia.

Key objectives:

  • Understand dementia; from the term itself to how individuals can live well with it.
  • Be able to outline the medical and social models of dementia.
  • Know the most common types of dementia and how they can affect the brain.
  • Be aware of the stages of dementia and how they progress over time.
  • Understand the importance of communication and mental stimulation for an individual living with dementia.

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