The Derbyshire Network
Dementia affects around 820,000 people in the UK. This figure is likely to rise to one million by 2025 and two million by 2051. It is one of the main causes of disability in later life and with research being desperately underfunded, it costs the UK over £26 billion a year.
This qualification enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia. Successful completion of the units will allow learners to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of dementia and its effects.
The objectives of this qualification are to enable learners to understand:
• types of dementia and the importance of early diagnosis
• person-centred approaches in dementia care
• the role of communication, interaction and inclusion in dementia care and support
• the use of medication to support individuals with dementia.
Who is this course for?
This qualification is designed for learners who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of dementia and dementia care.
Our only requirement is that you should be 19 years old or over and resident in England
What types of role can I apply for on completion?
This qualification will support your progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector.
What related qualification can I progress to?
Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
Level 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector
Level 4 Qualifications in Health and Social Care
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