Training on Dementia for Direct Care Workers
- Background on care services
This MOOC includes multimedia training contents for direct care workers, based on internationally recognized good practices in dementia care. The design and development of the MOOC contents involved direct care workers, people with dementia and family carers to include their perspective,therefore stimulating direct care workers to reflect on their daily practice and how to best meet their patients’ needs.
You will also be able to put into practice what you have learned during the course by playing a free serious game about caregiving with people with dementia. Check the Bonus Lecture for more info on this.
Please be aware that the course includes some testimonials in other languages. Nevertheless, Closed Caption (subtitles) in English are always available for these lectures.
Who this course is for:
- Direct care workers
Tech4Care is an innovative start up founded in Ancona (Italy) in December 2015 thanks to the initiative of a group of health care researchers. The ultimate goal of the company is to transfer advanced scientific knowledge into new products, services and good practices. Tech4Care’s core business concerns the development, testing and commercialization of technological solutions based on mobile health (mHealth), artificial intelligence(AI), virtual reality (VR) and the Internet-of-Things (IoT). The three internal divisions are: Research and Development(R&D); Social Innovation; and New Media.
Connie Lethin is a registered nurse and postdoc at Lund University, Sweden. Her research focus is nursing, specifically regarding dementia, the health care and social service system, technician for people with dementia and caregivers, and digital education for care staff. She also works clinically with people with dementia and caregivers at the Memory Clinic, Skåne University Hospital, Sweden and teaches undergraduate and master students at Lund University, Department of Health Sciences, Sweden.