Caregiving Skills - Dementia Care
Gain the caregiving skills you need to effectively work with and care for people who have dementia.
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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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Module 1: Understanding the Signs of Dementia
What is Dementia?
Defining Alzheimer's Disease
The Philosophy of Dementia Care
Working With Patients’ Families
Module 2: Working with Clients with Different Types of Dementia
Communicating with Clients with Dementia
Behavior Traits of Clients with Dementia
Planning Activities for Clients with Dementia
Module 3: Caregiving Skills - Dementia Care
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.
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Dementia is the name used for a range of conditions that cause damage to the brain, usually affecting one’s ability to carry out everyday tasks involving memory, cognitive processing, and language. A variety of conditions are known to cause dementia, with the most common cause being Alzheimer’s disease. This free online dementia training course will teach you about dementia, and help you to develop the caregiving skills required to care for people with dementia.
Each of the online caregiving courses on Alison are free, as are all of Alison's online courses. Alison's learners do not have to pay anything to take these courses unless they want a digital or physical copy of the course certificate.