Dementia Identification, Assessment and Diagnosis

Event Description This module is for all staff working with people with dementia, it will explore the identification, assessment and diagnosis of dementia and the benefits of an early diagnosis.

It will investigate what the assessment process entails and how it is experienced by people with dementia, stressing why it is important to ensure sensitive, person-centred assessment and appropriate and timely post-diagnostic support.
Training Objectives The aim of this module is to introduce you to dementia identification, assessment and diagnosis. 
Learning Outcomes If you apply what you have learnt in this module you will be able to:

  • Identify the most common progressive brain diseases which cause dementia symptoms
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of dementia that indicate the need for assessment
  • Explain why early diagnosis of dementia is beneficial and the possible outcomes if assessment and treatment is delayed
  • Describe the criteria and process used to gain a diagnosis of dementia
    Course Pre-Requisites  
    Course Instructions You may have to allow pop-ups for this e-learning module. If you need help in doing this, please contact the Corporate Learning and Development helpdesk on 033 022 22003 (x22003) or see the E-Learning help page. 
    Online Learning Course Category Adult Services 
    Subject Areas Dementia 
    Target Audience PVI Sector - Adults, Adult Services 
    Course Costs
    Internal LA Cost: £0.00
    PVI/Care Provider Cost: £0.00
    Partnership Cost: £0.00
    Early Years Subscriber Cost: £0.00
    External Cost: £0.00
    Session Session Date Session Length Session Venue
    Online Learning Anytime 35 Minutes At your desk

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