Every four seconds, a new case of dementia occurs somewhere in the world. This not only affects the person themselves, but their family, friends and entire lifestyle can be devastated by the disease. This qualification gives learners the vital knowledge to begin tackling this health crisis through understanding what dementia is and explaining how to give support to those who are affected by it.
You can complete this course on our interactive online learning platform, EQUAL, where your knowledge will be assessed through a series of short answer questions with no examinations.
Level 2 in The Principles of Dementia Care course content
This course is split into manageable units. These are:
Unit 1: Dementia awareness
This unit explains what dementia is, the most common types of dementia and the causes associated with them. It also looks at how other people can have an impact on an individual with dementia.
Unit 2: The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
Learners will look at the knowledge and understanding required to enable an individual with dementia to experience well-being. The role of carers is also covered.
Unit 3: Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
Learners will gain awareness of the different communication needs and abilities of individuals with dementia in order to encourage positive interaction.
Unit 4: Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care
The learners will be introduced to equality, diversion and inclusion which are all important when practicing the person-centred care approach.
Unit 5: Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach
This unit helps learners understand the medication available to and appropriate for individuals with dementia, and explores specific needs that some individuals may have when receiving medication.
Unit 6: Understand behaviour in the context of dementia
Learners will look at the different behaviours of individuals with dementia and how to respond to certain types of behaviour.
Unit 7: Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care
This unit explores how engaging in social activities to enhance mental, physical and social well-being can benefit individuals with dementia.
Who is the Level 2 in The Principles of Dementia Care course aimed at?
This nationally recognised course is ideal fo people living or working with people with dementia. The course will ensure learners develop and gain essential knowledge about caring for people with dementia, covering the benefits of positive communication, use of medication and the importance of person-centred care.
All the course material is in English so it is important that students have a reasonable level of English.
What kind of Level 2 in The Principles of Dementia Care courses are available?
The Skills Network offer a Level 2 in The Principles of Dementia Care course that is part paper based / distance learning and part online based, with assessments that are conducted online.
The Level 2 in The Principles of Dementia Care course is a 10 - 16 week course.
After completing the Level 2 in The Principles of Dementia Care course
Graduates of this course will be able to understand the factors that affect people with demenia and how they might behave. They will also be able to monitor and administer medication, making this course idea for people who live with people with demenia and also people who care for elederly people who are a high risk population of developing demenia.
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