Dementia ~ A refresher for myself …for you.

Dementia~ A little refresher…..

Blog...includes Training Tuesdays and general information and support.

Blog…includes Training Tuesdays and general information and support.

This week , I have took it upon myself to look at which e-learning resources are available within dementia so that,

  1. I continue to learn and understand.
  2. A personal duty of care towards best practice.
  3. Support and promote just how important it is to continue training in our own time, as and when it can be fitted in around visits.


On both a personal and professional level , dementia has touched my life. On each occasion, the one thing I can say,from my own experience, is how individual and unique it is to each person who finds themselves with dementia in their life.

Life can continue…it may not be how you envisioned it to be , but it does go on.

By understanding both communication and behaviour, we can continue to become a dementia friendly society.

This is what I have been upto this morning…

  1. I registered with scie.
  2. I viewed their FREE elearning resources.
  3. Decided I would do as many as possible by the time I had finished my cuppa!! Not really, but there were so many to choose from , in the end I decided to start from the beginning.
  4. I chose which course to do…

Open Dementia e-learning Programme

Published: 2009 (This resource has not been updated since January 2009. It may not reflect current policy but still provides valuable practice guidance. This course is being completely revised and re-developed with a focus on the residential care workforce. Due Autumn 2016.)

The Open Dementia e-learning Programme is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with someone with dementia and provides a general introduction to the disease and the experience of living with it. This programme is designed to be accessible to a wide audience and includes a considerable amount of  video footage shot by both the Alzheimer’s Society and SCIE where people with dementia and their carers share their views and feelings on camera.

This is the first module and will probably take about 20-30 minutes. Oh boy, it makes for some interesting reading. Even if you think you already know everything there is to know, it is a great refresher of misconceptions,symptoms and behaviour.

Module 1: What it is and what it isn’t

Covers: Views of dementia in the media; Facts and common misconceptions about dementia; Common symptoms, clinical terminology and causes of symptoms.


So, where do you need to go… these are the links you will need.

SCIE This will take you to the main site and you  follow instruction for registering.

Open-dementia e-learning-programme 1-what it is and what it isnt.   This will give you an overview of the module I did today.



So, for me, that is module one completed and very much enjoyed.

(Now it’s your turn?!!)

life can continue




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