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What Dementia Is And What It Isn't

Event Description This module is for anyone who wants to develop an understanding of what dementia is. The module will challenge some common myths and negative attitudes about dementia. In addition, it describes what dementia is and identifies the common signs and symptoms of different types of dementia. Finally, the module explores some of the complex difficulties people with dementia face.

Module 1 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 dementia is and challenge common misunderstandings about the disease. 
Learning Outcomes If you apply what you have learnt in this module you will be able to:

  • Challenge some common myths and negative attitudes about dementia
  • Describe what dementia is
  • List common signs and symptoms of dementia
  • Describe some of the complex difficulties people with dementia face and some causes of these difficulties
    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 
    Session Session Date Session Length Session Venue
    Online Learning Anytime 20 minutes At your desk