Helping primary care to support people with dementia

Dementia e-learning sessions

August 26 2013
Dementia e-learning sessions

An interactive e-learning resource to support the training of all health and social care staff in recognising, assessing, and managing dementia, and providing high quality dementia care.

The Dementia e-learning sessions have been designed to familiarise health and social care staff with recognising, understanding, assessing and managing dementia, and with providing high-quality dementia care.

These sessions have been written by subject matter experts in both psychiatry and medicine for the elderly. They support the implementation of both the National Dementia Strategy and the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia and also offer further information in line with relevant legislation, such as the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The learning materials reinforce the importance of dementia being every nurse’s business.

The e-learning sessions are intended for use by all health and social care staff. The learning modules include:

  • The nature and types of dementia and also some of the common myths and negative attitudes about dementia.
  • The importance of early diagnosis of dementia and goes on to identify ways of communicating effectively with someone living with dementia.
  • The importance of ‘living well’ with the condition and explores sources of support for those affected by dementia.

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