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Common Difficulties And How To Help

Event Description This module is for anyone who wants to explore some of the difficulties people with dementia experience and how to help. The module provides the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the unique nature of individual's experience of living with dementia. It looks at how common symptoms can affect people's everyday lives. In addition, the module enables the opportunity to review strategies to compensate for difficulties and recognise and minimise causes of avoidable difficulties.

Module 5 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 how dementia affects each individual differently and how you can help. 
Learning Outcomes If you apply what you have learnt in this module you will be able to:

  • Acquire a better understanding of the unique nature of every nature of every individual's experience of dementia
  • Describe ways in which some of the most common symptoms of dementia can affect people's everyday lives
  • Identify how it can feel to be faced with the symptoms of dementia
  • Draw on a range of strategies to compensate for the difficulties caused by some common symptoms of dementia
  • Recognise and minimise causes of avoidable difficulties
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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 
    Session Session Date Session Length Session Venue
    Online Learning Anytime 30-40 minutes At your desk