Practical Vs Theory
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.
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
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
Thanks to the great employer links at UCS, I secured a placement whilst studying at Dsquared. I now work full time at Dsquared and I love it!