Professional & Specialists (includes volunteers)

In all countries with an ageing population, the number of people living with, or at risk of dementia is continuing to rise. Dementia awareness is a key priority for the entire health and social care workforce.

Clinical Care and Support staff need to be aware of best practice in the methods of care provision for people living with dementia. Person-centred care, as championed by Tom Kitwood, is a prime example of a changing methodology. Some of this care will be around practical advice, such as how to create a dementia-friendly environment, which will help the person with dementia live a better and more active life.

Having an understanding of the types of interventions available is useful; together with an awareness and understanding of the specific needs of people living with dementia and those of their carers, be they professionals, volunteers or family members. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is one type of intervention, as detailed in this course. CST is a practical method, developed in the UK by University College London (UCL), and is an evidence-based group or individual therapy for people with dementia. It is now practised globally.

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  • 4 Modules
  • 24 Topics
  • 4 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate