The Social Care Institute for Excellence have developed seven e-learning modules which are aimed at anyone who comes into contact with people with dementia. The learning material covers a general introduction to the disease and the experience of living with dementia.
The module topics are:
- What it is and what it isn’t
- Living with dementia
- What causes dementia
- Diagnosis and who can help
- Common difficulties and how to help
- The emotional impact of dementia
- Positive communication
The e-learning resources are suitable for registered general, mental and district nurses, community and acute hospital staff, allied health professionals, social workers, ambulance staff, as well as family carers.
The e-learning resources are free to everyone and can be accessed via the Social Care Institute for Excellence website at www.scie.org.uk/publications/elearning/dementia/
NHS staff can also access the e-learning via the Electronic Staff Record learning management system.