Dementia

Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine critically the nature of the subjective experience of the person with dementia, and demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the importance of this as the necessary starting point for any consideration of dementia.
  2. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the nature of dementia from a bio-psycho-social perspective and evaluate the implications for your practice.
  3. Examine critically the concept of person-centred care within the work setting and its relevance to dementia care.
  4. Demonstrate in-depth understanding and application of the importance of communication with people with dementia at varying stages of the illness.
  5. Examine critically the guidelines relating to the care and management of older adults with dementia, and consider the implications in relation to specific client groups, and local policy and practice pertaining to this, and make recommendations for your own local policy and practice based on your analysis.
  6. Demonstrate in-depth understanding and application of the importance of working with families and carers of people with dementia.
  7. Examine critically the legal and ethical contexts of caring for a person with dementia, and demonstrate in-depth understanding of the implications of these to your practice.