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Dementia Care

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Demen­tia affects around 820,000 peo­ple in the UK. This fig­ure is like­ly to rise to one mil­lion by 2025 and two mil­lion by 2051. It is one of the main caus­es of dis­abil­i­ty in lat­er life and with research being des­per­ate­ly under­fund­ed, it costs the UK over £26 bil­lion a year. Under­stand­ing demen­tia and the per­son-cen­tred care that is required is fun­da­men­tal to high qual­i­ty care

This qual­i­fi­ca­tion aims to assist learn­ers to devel­op their knowl­edge and under­stand­ing of the prin­ci­ples of car­ing for those with demen­tia. It cov­ers areas such as per­son cen­tred care, the influ­ence of pos­i­tive com­mun­ci­a­tion meth­ods, issues relat­ing to the use of med­ica­tion for those with demen­tia and the impor­tance of pro­vid­ing appro­pri­ate activ­i­ties. The qual­i­fi­ca­tion does­n’t infer com­pe­tence in the work role, but can be used to sup­port under­pin­ning knowl­edge and under­stand­ing need­ed for those work­ing in, or towards, a demen­tia care role.


Entry Require­ments

You must be 19 or over to be able to apply for this course.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will be assessed via a port­fo­lio of evidence.

Poten­tial Future Career

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this qual­i­fi­ca­tion, you could progress to:

  • Lev­el 3 Cer­tifi­cate in Prepar­ing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Lev­el 3 Diplo­mas in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

Course Con­tent

You will study the following:

  • Demen­tia awareness
  • The per­son cen­tred approach to the care and sup­port of indi­vid­u­als with dementia
  • Under­stand the fac­tors that can influ­ence com­mu­ni­ca­tion and inter­ac­tion with indi­vid­u­als who have dementia
  • Under­stand equal­i­ty, diver­si­ty and inclu­sion in demen­tia care
  • Under­stand the admin­is­tra­tion of med­ica­tion to invdi­vid­u­als with demen­tia using a per­son cen­tred approach
  • Under­stand behav­iour in the con­text of dementia
  • Under­stand the ben­e­fits of engag­ing in activ­i­ties in social care


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Not only do I get to work with real ani­mals, but I’ve gained the skills and qual­i­fi­ca­tions to study Vet­eri­nary Nurs­ing at University!

Olivia Ambicka



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