This online course focuses on Challenging Behaviour In Dementia.
People with dementia sometimes behave in challenging ways. By understanding some of the factors that may cause these types of behaviours, you can help prevent it occurring regularly and better manage the situation when it does.
The symptoms of dementia vary (depending on the cause and the individual), but often include memory loss, mood changes, communication and motivation problems, a reduced ability to plan and problems with controlling their own behaviour.
Some symptoms, such as restlessness, agitation and communication difficulties, can be challenging for carers, and this can cause high levels of stress and burden.
In this course, you will explore these challenging behaviours and find out how other carers manage them both at home and in a residential care setting.
It is designed to help you develop a clear understanding about dealing with agitation, psychosis and depression in people with dementia, as well as effective techniques and strategies for dealing with challenging behaviours using a person-centred approach.
This course has been developed using latest guidance from the medical and nursing Royal Colleges, the Department of Health and National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
This course consists of six online modules:
- Cognitive Tests
- Agitation & Psychosis
- Depression & Dementia
- Supporting Carers
- Dealing With Challenging Behaviours Using a Person-Centred Approach
- Identifying Solutions
Module 1: Cognitive Tests
- What is dementia?
- The mini-mental state examination (MMSE) test
Module 2: Agitation & Psychosis
- Assessing agitation and psychosis
- Treating agitation and psychosis
Module 3: Depression & Dementia
- Four stages of Alzheimer's disease
- Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease
- Treating behavioural crisis
Module 4: Supporting Carers
- The importance of supporting carers
Module 5: Challenging Behaviour in Dementia: Using a Person-Centred Approach
- Dealing with aggression
- Dealing with incontinence
- Dealing with repetitive questions
- Dealing with wandering
- Dealing with noise making
- Dealing with confusion
Module 6: Identifying Solutions
- The ABC method of identifying solutions
- Seeing needs, not dependencies
- Approximately 1 hour (counts towards your CPD hours)
Challenging Behaviours In Dementia Is Suitable For...
NHS and independent healthcare providers, bank staff and agency workers, and educational organisations including:
- Individuals who want to gain an awareness and increase knowledge
- Care Assistants (HCA)
- Non-Clinical Persons
- Support Workers
- Adult Social Care Workers
- Residential Home Staff
- Nursing Home Staff
- Nurses including Practice, Adult, Registered & Clinical
- Domiciliary Care Workers
- Home Care Workers
- Clinical Support Workers
- Community Healthcare Workers
- Bank and Temporary Nurses
- Bank and Temporary Carers
Type: Online Interactive User-Friendly Training With Downloadable Documentation
Accreditation: Nationally Recognised CPD Accredited Courses
Access: 24/7 Unlimited Accesses For 12 Months
Evidence: Learning & Certification Remain On The System Indefinitely
Exam & Assessment
Certificate: A CPD Accredited Certificate is Instantly Available Upon Completion
Exam Type: Online Multiple Choice Assessment
Exam Included: Exam Is Included In The Price
Exam Retakes: Unlimited Retakes At No Extra Cost
Additionally, once you’ve completed the challenging behaviour in dementia course, you may be interested in deepening your skills and knowledge with one of our other CPD Dementia Care Training Courses.