This short Dementia Awareness auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge required to understand the impact and key issues surrounding dementia.
In 2013, there were 44 million people living with dementia worldwide, and this number is expected to more than triple within the next 35 years.
A great addition to your CV, to demonstrate your commitment to health and care, the Dementia Awareness course is also beneficial for general knowledge.
It is also a useful introduction to our Level 2 Principles of Dementia Care Distance Learning Course.
Completed online with auto-marked assessments, this programme can be completed in your own time.
After successfully completing the course, you will receive a certificate of participation in this subject area which can boost career prospects and opportunities in a variety of fields.
Section 1: Understanding what dementia is
In this section, you will begin to understand the fundamentals of what dementia is. The key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia and other conditions that may be mistaken for dementia are also explored within this section.
Section 2: Understanding key features of theoretical models of dementia
Learners will be able to accurately identify models of dementia within health and social care and understand dementia as a disability.
Section 3: Know the most common types of dementia and their causes
This section will teach the learner the most common causes of dementia, the risk factors involved and the diagnosis rates for dementia.
Section 4: Understanding factors relating to an individual’s experience of dementia
In this section you will be introduced to individual experiences of dementia and the attitudes and behaviours of others towards the condition.