The learning outcomes for this course are:
- What dementia is
- What is meant by the term ‘dementia’;
- The key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia;
- Why depression, delirium and age-related memory impairment may be mistaken for dementia.
- Key features of the theoretical models of dementia
- The medical model of dementia;
- The social model of dementia;
- Why dementia should be viewed as a disability.
- The most common types of dementia and their causes
- The most common causes of dementia;
- The likely signs and symptoms of the most common causes of dementia;
- The risk factors for the most common causes of dementia;
- Prevalence rates for different types of dementia.
- Factors relating to an individual’s experience of dementia
- How different individuals may experience living with dementia depending on age, type of dementia, and level of ability and disability;
- The impact that the attitudes and behaviours of others may have on an individual with dementia.
Expected learning time
1 hour 30 minutes
About this course
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This Dementia Awareness course has been mapped to the learning outcomes for QCF unit: DEM201.