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Caregiving Skills - Dementia Care

Caregiving
Free Course
It is currently estimated that 47.5 million people worldwide live with dementia. If you work as a caregiver, or simply provide care to an elderly relative or loved one, you will more than likely encounter dementia at some stage during your duties. This will be a real challenge. This course will help you develop the physical and mental skills needed to provide care to clients who have been diagnosed with mild, moderate or even severe dementia.

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Certification

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This course will guide you through the essential elements of caring for someone with dementia. The course begins by helping you understand what exactly is meant by dementia. You will examine the various forms of dementia that exist and study their symptoms, causes, and how they affect the lives of those who live with them. You will then examine Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia that you are likely to encounter as a caregiver.

The course will then introduce you to the most important skills you will need to provide effective care to people with dementia. You will learn effective non-verbal and verbal techniques of communicating with people with dementia. You will also examine common problematic behaviour traits that people with dementia can exhibit and learn the most efficient ways to prevent them. Finally, you will learn how to plan and implement activities for people with mild, moderate or severe dementia in order to cognitively and socially engage them.

Any of us many eventually have to care for a relative or loved one who lives with dementia, and for people working as a caregiver this is almost a guarantee. If you are ever confronted with this challenge, the skills this course will teach you will be very helpful, both for you and the person you care for. This will make a real difference. So get started today and prepare yourself to be the best caregiver you can be.

 

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Having completed this course you will be able to: - Differentiate between a variety of forms of dementia; - Define their symptoms; - Discuss the impact that they can have on the individual; - Discuss the various features of early, moderate and severer Alzheimer’s disease; - Describe how to effectively verbally and non-verbally communicate with an individual with dementia; - Develop a positive working relationship with clients’ families.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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Course Reviews

Valerie K.
a month ago
US
Valerie K.

Learn a lot very interesting course.

Diane B.
one year ago
GB
Diane B.

I thought the course was informative and interesting

Gillian A.
one year ago
GB
Gillian A.

its worthwile to do this, really good

Shockary S.
one year ago
GB
Shockary S.

good course, learned a lot

Naimul I.
one year ago
BD
Naimul I.

This part is very important and informal. We can earn knowledge about many kinds of mental diseases by this part.

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