Dementia Awareness (Virtual Reality Experience)

Suitable for Nurses and Carers working within healthcare establishments. This course provides 3.5 hours of certifiable CPD

Introduction

This half-day course is both theoretical and practical in nature and explores the background, signs and symptoms and emerging practises in dementia care, covering;

  • What is dementia?
  • Types of dementia
  • Statistics and prevalence
  • Communication and cognitive challenges
  • Nutrition, mobility and hygiene
  • Impact on the person and family
  • Techniques used to manage the condition
  • Supporting family and friends
  • Medications used in dementia
  • Side effects of medications
  • Tailoring the environment
  • Planning for the future

Learners will have the opportunity to explore a range of practical tools provided to support the independence of people living with dementia, such as nutritional/eating aids, mobility/stability aids and technological advancements in dementia care.

Course Outcome

The learned content of this course is certificated by the CPD for Health & Care Accreditation Scheme and adds 3.5 hours of CPD to the candidates’ portfolio.

Dementia Awareness (Virtual Reality Experience)

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