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Understand the Process and Experience of Dementia

A short introduction to the unit

Learning Outcome 1: Understand the neurology of dementia

1.1 Describe a range of causes of dementia syndrome

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1.2 Describe the types of memory impairment commonly experienced by individuals with dementia

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1.3 Explain the way that individuals process information with reference to the abilities and
limitations of individuals with dementia

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1.4 Explain how other factors can cause changes in an individual’s condition that may not be attributable to dementia

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1.5 Explain why the abilities and needs of an individual with dementia may fluctuate

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Learning Outcome 2: Understand the impact of recognition and diagnosis of dementia

2.1 Describe the impact of early diagnosis and follow-up to diagnosis

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2.2 Explain the importance of recording possible signs or symptoms of dementia in an individual in line with agreed ways of working

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2.3 Explain the process of reporting possible signs of dementia within agreed ways of working

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2.4 Describe the possible impact of receiving a diagnosis of dementia on: a) the individual, b) their family and friends

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Learning Outcome 3: Understand how dementia care must be underpinned by a person centred approach

3.1 Compare a person centred and a non-person centred approach to dementia care

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3.2 Describe a range of different techniques that can be used to meet the fluctuating abilities and needs of the individual with dementia

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3.3 Describe how myths and stereotypes related to dementia may affect the individual and their carers

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3.4 Describe ways in which individuals and carers can be supported to overcome their fears

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