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Caregiving Skills - Dementia Care - Revised

Learn more about the caregiving skills you need for working effectively with clients who are suffering from dementia.

Caregiving
Free Course
This free online Caregiving Skills course from Alison teaches proper dementia care. Dementia refers to a spectrum of brain disorders that involve difficulty with memory and thinking. This course will introduce you to the main symptoms and treatments of dementia as well as Alzheimer’s disease. You will also learn about the characteristics of people with dementia and the guidelines for choosing activities that are stimulating for them.
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course starts by discussing the symptoms of dementia, including a decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning. You will learn that patients suffering from dementia have difficulty communicating, recognizing people and places, and engaging in activities. There is also a change in their personality, mood, and behavior. Alzheimer’s disease is progressive and irreversible and is the most common form of dementia. You will learn the importance of its early diagnosis and recognition of symptoms for proper care.

You will then look into Fronto-Temporal Dementia which is caused by reduced blood flow to parts of the brain, often due to tiny strokes which block small arteries. The course will also discuss the Lewy Body Dementia which is caused by the abnormal protein deposits called Lewy bodies that are left in the brain. You will also learn that caregivers - whether professionals or family members - must take steps to safeguard their own health and well-being when caring for people with dementia.

The number of people living with dementia worldwide is currently estimated at 47.5 million, and is projected to increase to 75.6 million by 2030. If you are formally employed in the caregiving industry, or simply provide care to an elderly relative or loved one, you will more than likely encounter dementia at some stage. By taking this course, you will learn how to properly care for these people. That's an incredible skill to learn. So why wait? Check out your next course, today.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Define and differentiate various forms of dementia and their symptoms
  • Describe the symptoms of early, mild and late stages of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Summarise a range of problem behaviors that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease and describe how to treat them
  • Develop skills to help families when a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia
  • Describe common behavioral traits exhibited by people with dementia and discuss effective ways to treat them
  • Discuss the importance of providing a variety of activities to patients with dementia, on a day-to-day basis

Certification

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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