Younger onset dementia

There is a common perception that dementia is related to ageing, but this is not always the case. Younger onset dementia is defined as dementia diagnosed before age 65.

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The Midlands Training Company, Coventry (Online)
£30.00

This course is available on the The Midlands Training Company website.

Description

There is a common perception that dementia is related to ageing, but this is not always the case. Younger onset dementia is defined as dementia diagnosed before age 65. It can be diagnosed very early in someone’s 50’s, 40’s, or even as early as 30’s. Learn about the ‘Wellbeing’ model of dementia and how to support someone who has younger onset dementia to live well.

This course is ideal for those caring for a loved one, a care professional, or a practitioner in a supported living environment.

Learning outcomes
• The learner will understand the different forms of dementia and some of the common signs and symptoms
• The learner will know how to use the ‘Wellbeing’ model to support people living with dementia
• The learner will consider the experience of those living with younger onset dementia and the impact this can have on the person, and their friends and family

Advantages of this course
• People with young onset dementia may still be working, responsible for a mortgage, have dependent children, and possibly dependent parents too. Their lives are likely to be active, with plans and hopes for the future. A diagnosis may result in a change / modification of roles within families and accepting support where once there was independence. This course will explore how to soften the impact of these changes and suggest ideas for increasing self-esteem and meaningful tasks and activities.
• This course will explain a couple of methods for preserving a strong sense of identity – the ‘TOP 5 strategy’ and ‘Life story books’
• Autonomy as it relates to supporting someone living with dementia can seem a challenging goal. This course will explore how to encourage autonomy and reduce the risks of ‘learned helplessness’.
• Although dementia is a progressive condition, it’s the responsibility of caregivers to make sure every day counts.

About The Midlands Training Company

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