This course is aimed at individuals and carers who are required to offer effective support to sufferers of dementia in a sensitive and understanding manner.
In the UK this year, one person will be diagnosed with dementia every three minutes. Currently, some 850,000 people are thought to be living with the degenerative illness, with this expected to rise to one million by 2025 and two million by 2051, according to the Alzheimer's Society.
There is currently no cure for dementia, and symptoms can include memory loss, confusion, finding familiar tasks challenging, mood swings and communication difficulties.
With dementia set to affect such a large proportion of the population due to more people living for longer than ever before, it is vital that society is aware of the signs of the condition, and how to help individuals struggling with dementia.
Our Dementia Awareness e-learning course is designed to improve knowledge of dementia among carers, as well as other healthcare workers who may come into contact with dementia sufferers, and the loved ones of those diagnosed with the illness.
The course provides an understanding of what dementia is, how to spot potential signs of the disease, and also covers best practice for caring for someone with the condition.
The Virtual College team worked in partnership with an experienced subject matter expert in adult care management assessment to create the content of this course.
After completing the course, learners will be able to:
The Virtual College Dementia Awareness course covers the following lesson plan:
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to download and print a Virtual College certificate for your personal and professional records. The course content has also been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
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When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.
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Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.
If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.
This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.
The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but the course does have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physically copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.
Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.
If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out on the next working day.