Understanding Dementia Care

Understanding Dementia Care

On completion of this programme it is anticipated that registered nurses who attend:

  • Will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the definitions of dementia and describe the different stages of disease progression.
  • Will be able to describe the various causes of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Will have gained insight and understanding of key theoretical frameworks which underpin best practice models of dementia care which promote person hood and use of biographical/narrative approaches.
  • Will have participated in discussions in relation to providing holistic responses to the physical, social, emotional, environmental recreational and spiritual needs of people who reside in nursing homes and have a diagnosis of dementia.
  • Will have participated in group work emanating from analysis of case studies.
  • Will have explored their own roles as nurses who advance holistic responses to the complex needs of service users
  • Will have adopted a range of strategies and models of best practice in care delivery