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New dementia diagnosis elearning programme now available

Posted on: March 23rd, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A new elearning programme to support personalised assessment and diagnosis of dementia is now available on Health Education England’s elearning for healthcare Hub.

Assessment and Diagnosis of Dementia: A personalised approach has been developed to support colleagues involved in assessment and diagnosis of dementia to deliver a flexible, person centred service.

The course has been developed in partnership with NHS England and Improvement’s Dementia and Older People’s Mental Health Policy team. 20 sessions within the course cover a range of topics including cognitive assessment, consent and coercion and post diagnosis assessment.

It takes the learner through the process of delivering safe, personalised assessments. This includes face-to-face, telephone and video methods and it identifies good practice at each stage.

At the end of the programme, which takes approximately 15 hours to complete, learners will be able to:

  • identify the appropriate mode of communication for the individual client
  • identify the most appropriate cognitive assessment for the individual client
  • describe the practical considerations for the different modes of assessment

The resource has received support from Professor Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older People’s Mental Health at NHS England and NHS Improvement.

He said: “This resource has been developed by a multidisciplinary project team with input from people living with dementia and their families. It is a fantastic resource to support memory clinic teams to deliver a blended service model, providing reliable and safe assessments and diagnoses in a way that is personalised to everyone.”

For more information and to access the module, please visit the Remote Assessment and Diagnosis of Dementia: A personalised approach programme page.

Evaluation of online resources to support quality care in dementia

Posted on: October 11th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has partnered with the University of Bradford (UoB) to evaluate the effectiveness of two elfh elearning programmes in preparing the dementia workforce for quality care.

In the proposed implementation of the Dementia Challenge 2025, workforce is critical and HEE is playing a key role in increasing the capability and skills of the workforce.

Learners are invited to evaluate the Dementia programme, which was developed with UoB, and the Lived Experience of Dementia programme, which was developed with Bournemouth University and Alzheimer’s Research UK. There are 2 brief surveys to complete; one before completing the session and one after completion.

All roles across the dementia workforce are encouraged to take part. To find out more about the evaluation, please visit the Dementia or Lived Experience of Dementia programme pages.

e-Dementia e-learning programme updated with new sessions

Posted on: April 10th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has been working with the University of Bradford to review, add new content and update sessions within the e-Dementia elearning Programme.

The programme about dementia care has been designed to enhance the training and education of the health and care workforce. It focuses on the essential knowledge and skills needed to support and enable people living with dementia and their family carers to live as well as possible, wherever they live.

e-Dementia will also be of interest to those responsible for training and educating the health and care workforce. It can be used in a variety of ways including as part of induction; to structure reflective practice with individual staff and teams; for self-paced learning; and to revisit as a form of refresher training.

As part of the e-Dementia update, 14 new sessions have been added and 12 sessions have been retired from the programme.

New sessions added:

Module 1 Dementia awareness

  • Person-centred dementia care

Module 2 Dementia identification, assessment and diagnosis

  • Dementia risk reduction and prevention
  • Communication, interaction and behaviour in dementia care
  • Health and wellbeing in dementia care
  • Pharmacological interventions in dementia care
  • Living well with dementia and promoting independence
  • Families and carers as partners in dementia care
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care
  • Law, ethics and safeguarding in dementia care
  • End of life dementia care
  • Research and evidence-based practice in dementia care
  • Leadership in transforming dementia careFor more information about the e-Dementia programme and for details of how to access please visit: elearning is also available via the elfh Hub, the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and via AICC links.
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