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What Causes Dementia?

Event Description This module is for anyone who wants to develop an understanding of the causes of dementia. The module looks at the causes of dementia, the similarities and differences between different types of dementia and the functions of the brain and how they are affected. Finally, the module explores the factors that can increase and decrease the risk of developing dementia.

Module 3 of the Open Dementia Suite from the Alzheimer's Society and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).
Training Objectives The aim of this module is to introduce you to what actually causes dementia in people. 
Learning Outcomes If you apply what you have learnt in this module you will be able to:

  • Describe the causes of dementia
  • List some of the more common diseases and disorders that cause dementia
  • Describe some of the similarities and differences between different types of dementia
  • Describe the key functions of, and results of damage to, the three most affected lobes of the brain
  • Identify some factors that can increase and decrease the risk of dementia
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    Course Pre-Requisites The Learning and Development Gateway will not record your progress or score from this module. Please be aware that when you close this module your scores will be lost. If you wish to keep evidence of your scores we suggest that you take a screen grab of the assessment page by carrying out the following steps:

  • On the results screen press Alt+Print Screen on your keyboard
  • Open Microsoft Word
  • Press Ctrl+V on your keyboard
  • Your results screen will now appear in Word

  • If you need any help carrying out these steps please call the Corporate Learning and Development Helpdesk while your results are onscreen on 033 022 22003 (x22003). 
    Course Instructions You may have to allow pop-ups for this online module. If you need help in doing this, please contact Corporate Learning and Development's helpdesk on 033 022 22003 (x22003). 
    Online Learning Course Category Adult Services 
    Subject Areas General Care, Dementia 
    Target Audience WSCC Staff, PVI Sector - Adults, Health Care, Care Homes, Adult Services 
    Course Costs
    Internal LA Cost: £0.00
    PVI/Care Provider Cost: £0.00
    Partnership Cost: £0.00
    External Cost: £0.00
    Session Session Date Session Length Session Venue
    Online Learning Anytime 20-30 minutes At your desk