Dementia Training – An Overview – This course looks at the 4 most common forms of dementia (Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body, Vascular and Fronto-Temporal). It will cover the known causes, diagnosis, symptoms and treatments.
Why Is It Important?
There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. (Alzheimer’s Society)
225,000 will develop dementia this year, that’s 1 in 3 minutes. (Alzheimer’s Society)
It’s not just a disease that affects older people – there are over 40,000 people under 65 with dementia in the UK. (Social Care Institute for Excellence)
Dementia Training Session Outline
- Common causes
- Recognition – signs and symptoms
- Pathophysiology (includes basic anatomy and physiology)
- Treatment – medical treatments in hospital
- Treatment – options for community
- Prevention – lifestyle, health and wellbeing
Health care professionals (registered and unregistered) in any setting, including outpatient and community settings, nursing and residential homes, midwifery and child services or hospitals.
A mix of teaching methods will be used to encourage engagement and ensure adequate understanding and learning – including but not limited to powerpoint presentation, group quizzes, technology facilitated learning. It is an interactive session not a standard lecture.
Experienced Health Care Professionals