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Dementia Awareness for Nurses and Midwives

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
40 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
University of Bradford, eLfH, NHS

In this session, we will describe what dementia is, how common it is and what it is like to live with its common symptoms, both for the person and their family. We will describe the signs that can be mistaken for dementia and what we can do to reduce our risk of getting dementia. We will describe how we can help people affected by dementia to live as well as possible.

This session addresses learning outcomes in subject 1 of the Dementia Training Standards Framework [1](read details regarding the reference) and is designed to support the Dementia Action Alliance Dementia Statements [2](read details regarding the reference).

 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the number of people living with different types of dementia in the UK and how we can lessen the risk of developing dementia 
  • Explain what it is like to live with the common symptoms of dementia for the person and their family; and conditions that can be mistaken for dementia
  • Describe the many ways we can enable people to live as well as possible with dementia

 

In this session, we will describe what dementia is and how common it is, and what it is like to live with the symptoms of dementia, both for the person and their family. We will consider the many ways that we can enable people affected by dementia to live as well as possible.

This session has been mapped to the Dementia Training Standards Framework [1] and is designed to support the Dementia Action Alliance Dementia Statements [2]


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Instructors / Speakers
Murna Downs,
Professor in Dementia Studies, Centre for Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford

Murna is a Professor in Dementia Studies at the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford. Her research interests focus on improving quality of life and quality of care for people with dementia and their families. Recent research includes approaches to improving transitions in dementia care; improving health care for nursing home residents; promoting independence for people living with dementia in the community; and the effectiveness of the University's practice development methodology, Dementia Care Mapping, in implementing person-centred care in care homes.

Murna has published on a range of topics including the perspective of the person with dementia, early diagnosis, long term care, end of life and transitions in dementia care. She is co-editor of the textbook 'Excellence in dementia care: Research into practice' and is series editor of the University of Bradford Jessica Kingsley Good Practice Guides on Dementia Care. She is an ambassador for the Alzheimer's Society, serves on the Research Advisory Council of the Alzheimer's Society, is an adviser to Alzheimer Europe, and is a member of the National Institute for Health Research Portfolio Development Group for the Dementia and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN). She was recently awarded an outstanding achievement award by the British Society of Gerontololgy.

Ana Barbosa,
Dementia Care Consultant and Trainer, Centre for Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford

Ana is a Dementia Care Consultant and Trainer in person-centred care at the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford. She is module leader in the MSc Advanced Dementia Studies for the modules: Advancing Practice Skills and Research Methods.

Ana's research interests are focused on supporting the well-being of care assistants who work with people living with dementia in care homes. She is currently involved in research projects related to falls and vision and hearing loss in care homes for older people.

Delivery
Title
Dementia Awareness for Nurses and Midwives
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Agedcare, Dementia care, Geriatric Health (Aged Care and Continence )
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
40 minutes
Price
Free
Location
Online
Access Duration (in months)
12
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