Award in Dementia Care Practice (endorsed) Level 3

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Course Modules

  • Dementia: Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis
  • Dementia: Treatment and Legal Issues
  • Care Planning for and Problems of the Dementia Sufferer
  • Caring for Dementia Sufferers
  • This endorsed BYTSYZ online course is suitable for

    All care workers, home carers, senior care workers and care managers who, as a key part of their role, care for and support individuals who suffer from dementia.

    Course Description

    This online course, that is endorsed by Training Qualifications UK, is designed for care workers who work with and support, on a daily basis, individuals who suffer from dementia. The key focus of the course is to raise awareness and educate the carer in order to drive up the quality and standard of care for dementia sufferers who require either full-time or supported care.

    The course consists of four modules:

    • In the first module: the causes and symptoms of dementia are explored along with the effects these have on the brain. The processes and techniques for diagnosis dementia are also examined.
    • The second module: focuses on the range of of treatments currently available for people with dementia. Later in this module we explore the law in relation to dementia and in particular the two key pieces of legislation that underpin the care and protection of dementia sufferers. As part of this exploration of the legal aspects we also address the principles of: recording and record keeping, confidentiality and the protection of data.
    • The third module: explores the key features of person-centred care planning and the key issues that should be considered in relation to care planning. Also in this module we examine the main problems, both physical and psychological faced by dementia sufferers.
    • In the final module: there is a detailed exploration of the care requirements and delivery for individuals suffering form dementia. All aspects of care are explored in great detail, in order to arm the carer with ideas for best practice in an attempt to drive up the standards of care delivery in this very difficult and demanding area.

    The content of this course covers the Skills For Care Knowledge Set for Dememntia and studying these modules will enable students to understand the:

    • Main causes of dementia
    • Effects of dementia on the brain
    • Symptoms and manifestations of the condition
    • Means by which the condition is diagnosed
    • Range of available treatments and approaches (both pharmacological and non- pharmacological)
    • Law in relation to dementia and dementia sufferers
    • Care planning process for dementia sufferers, with a particular emphasis on person-centred care planning (PCCP)
    • Key issues relating to recording care and maintaining records, whilst exploring the importance of confidentiality and data protection
    • Main problems faced by dementia sufferers, which may be physical, psychological or emotional
    • Principle aspects of care delivery and support required by dementia sufferers.

    This comprehensive and detailed course is designed to greatly extend the knowledge base of carers working within this very demanding area of dementia care. Through the detailed exploration of the principle aspects of care delivery and support required by dementia sufferers, it will help to drive up the standards of care within care organisations operating in this very specialised area of care.

    BYTSYZ encourages the participation of line managers in the learning process.


    Course Objectives
  • Define dementia, explain the causes and how it affects the brain
  • Identify the symptoms of and diagnosis for dementia
  • Explain the range of treatments and approaches available for people with dementia
  • Define the law in relation to dementia sufferers and explain the principles of recording, data protection and confidentiality
  • Identify the key features of PCCP and be able to construct a person-centred care plan
  • Explain the main problems faced by people with dementia
  • Identify key aspects of the physical care and support required by dementia sufferers
  • Identify key aspects of the psychological and emotional care and support required by dementia sufferers


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