Dementia is becoming increasingly prevalent, both due to our ageing population and improved recognition of the condition. However, the nature of dementia means that effectively supporting people to live well with the condition can pose unique and sometimes difficult issues, both in the community and in hospital. The Dementia e-learning sessions have been designed to familiarise health and social care staff with recognising, understanding, assessing and effectively supporting people living with dementia and their families, ensuring high-quality, compassionate dementia care.
The sessions directly address the Prime Minister's challenge on dementia 2020 by covering all aspects of care for people living with dementia and their family members, from diagnosis through to bereavement. They emphasise the importance of adopting the perspective and experience of those directly affected by dementia - people living with dementia and their family members - and ensuring effective support is provided to health and social care professionals charged with providing compassionate, co-ordinated and person-centred dementia care. The sessions draw on a range of research, best practice and experts by using experience from the UK and internationally to ensure excellence in dementia care. They reinforce the importance of dementia being everyone's business.
This short video introduces the principles of dementia, what it means to live with dementia and initiatives to help care for people living with dementia. Select the image to view the video. You can also download the video to demonstrate it offline for use in your own practice.
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