Helping healthcare staff to deliver high-quality dementia care
e-Dementia is designed to help health and social care workers recognise, understand, assess and manage the condition. It is suitable for both clinical and non-clinical workers in the health and social care sectors, including nurses, healthcare assistants, doctors and domestic/clerical staff.
High-quality dementia training online
During the programme, you will look in particular at the psychological and emotional impact of dementia. You will also examine the importance of providing person-centred care that reflects the needs of the individual.
Topics covered include:
- understanding dementia
- supporting people to live well with the condition
- communicating with people affected by dementia
- supporting families
- end-of-life care
The learning content includes video interviews that feature people living with dementia and their families talking about their experiences. Interactive exercises give you the chance to reflect on your learning and consider the role you can play in improving care.
Drawing on the latest global research and best practice in this field, the programme has been developed by dementia researchers from the University of Bradford, which was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2015 for work in this field. e-Dementia is regularly updated to reflect policy updates and best practice.
e-Dementia is accessible online. So, you can study at your own pace and fit the training around your busy working life.
The e-Dementia programme is arranged into two modules.
Module 1 is aimed at raising greater awareness about dementia for all people working in the health and social care sectors – including non-clinical staff. This could prove particularly useful for induction training or as a basis for more advanced training.
Module 2 is aimed at people who have daily contact with people affected by dementia. This includes nurses, healthcare assistants, doctors and allied health professionals.
Module 1: Introduction to Person-centred Dementia Care
- Understanding Dementia
- Supporting People to Live Well with Dementia
- Challenging Stigma, Myths and Stereotypes
Module 2: Providing Person-centred Dementia Care
- Assessment and Diagnosis for People Affected by Dementia
- Assessment and Care Planning for People Affected by Dementia
- Communication with People Living with Dementia
- Supporting Families of People with Dementia
- Multi-professional and Collaborative Working to Support People Affected by Dementia
- Ethical and Legal Frameworks Guiding Care for People Affected by Dementia
- Care for People with Dementia who have Co-existing Health Conditions
- End of Life Care for People with Dementia
- Diversity and Dementia
Below are some sample sessions from e-Dementia to test out.
This session helps you to understand the changes associated with dementia and how these are experienced by people living with dementia and their families. It also explores how we can draw on different aspects of people's lives to help them manage the condition.
Supporting People to Live Well with Dementia
This session looks at how to provide person-centred care to people with dementia and to their family and close friends.
Challenging Stigma, Myths and Stereotypes
This session will introduce what stigma is, the way people affected by dementia are stigmatised, its consequences for people living with dementia and what can be done to challenge it.
This video tells Barbara Hodkinson’s story of caring for a parent with dementia.
Single-user access to the e-Dementia e-learning programme for 12 months costs £50 (excluding VAT where applicable). To purchase a licence, please click on the ‘Register’ button below.
Once you have submitted your details and your payment has been processed, your account details (user name and password) will be emailed to you within two to three working days.