Training on Dementia for Direct Care Workers

Improve you daily care practice of dementia patients
Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (52 ratings)
1,765 students
Training on Dementia for Direct Care Workers
Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (52 ratings)
1,766 students
In the course, students will learn to improve the quality of the care provided to the people with dementia and their families.

Requirements

  • Background on care services
Description

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
Course content
9 sections • 49 lectures • 3h 31m total length
  • Introduction
    06:37
  • Cognitive domains affected
    03:55
  • Cognitive domains affected
    3 questions
  • Seven A’s of dementia
    06:41
  • Seven A’s of dementia
    3 questions
  • The five most common cognitive disorders
    05:01
  • The five most common cognitive disorders
    3 questions
  • Testimonial
    05:02
  • Introduction
    06:08
  • Challenging behaviours associated with dementia
    02:06
  • Challenging behaviours associated with dementia
    3 questions
  • Psychosocial management of BPSD
    02:53
  • Psychosocial management of BPSD
    3 questions
  • Principles of care for people with dementia regarding BPSD
    04:26
  • Principles of care for people with dementia regarding BPSD
    4 questions
  • Testimonial
    04:06
  • Introduction
    04:43
  • Communication and understanding behaviour
    06:04
  • Communication and understanding behaviour
    3 questions
  • Socialization
    04:45
  • Socialisation
    3 questions
  • Feeding and Nutrition
    05:37
  • Feeding and Nutrition
    3 questions
  • Activity and participation
    04:28
  • Activity and participation
    3 questions
  • Testimonial
    02:51
  • Introduction
    06:35
  • Cognitive stimulation
    04:25
  • Cognitive stimulation
    3 questions
  • Multisensory stimulation
    05:06
  • Multisensory stimulation
    3 questions
  • Physical activity and exercise
    03:55
  • Physical activity and exercise
    3 questions
  • Testimonial
    04:35
  • Introduction
    07:15
  • Home Accidents Prevention
    04:35
  • Home Accidents Prevention
    3 questions
  • Fire, Safety and Emergency Procedures
    03:31
  • Fire, Safety and Emergency Procedures
    3 questions
  • First-Level Injuries Treatment and Management
    02:41
  • First-Level Injuries Treatment and Management
    3 questions
  • Physical and Pharmacological Restraints
    06:01
  • Physical and Pharmacological Restraints
    3 questions
  • Abuses and Violence
    03:36
  • Abuses and Violence
    4 questions
  • Testimonial
    03:29
  • Introduction
    05:53
  • Services and support
    04:36
  • Services and support
    3 questions
  • Family context
    02:32
  • Family context
    3 questions
  • Social life and respite
    03:57
  • Social Life and Respite
    3 questions
  • Technical support
    05:38
  • Technical support
    2 questions
  • Implementing a technological solution
    03:09
  • Implementing a technological solution
    1 question
  • The collaboration between nurse and caregiver
    04:23
  • The collaboration between nurse and caregiver: managing people with dementia
    3 questions
  • Testimonial
    04:18
  • Introduction
    05:20
  • Time management
    02:19
  • Time management
    3 questions
  • Stress management
    04:10
  • Stress management
    3 questions
  • Communication and developing meaningful relationships
    02:52
  • Communication and Developing Meaningful Relationships
    3 questions
  • Coping strategies and problem solving
    03:47
  • Coping strategies and problem solving
    3 questions
  • Testimonial
    03:51
  • Introduction
    02:53
  • Privacy and legal issues
    02:29
  • Privacy and legal issues
    2 questions
  • Medical and ethical issues
    04:29
  • Medical and ethical issues
    2 questions
  • Professional Relationship between Patients, Families and Caregivers
    03:32
  • Professional Relationship between Patients, Families and Caregivers
    3 questions
  • End of life issues
    04:32
  • End of life issues
    4 questions
  • Testimonial
    05:37
  • iDO Game Information
    00:02

Instructor
iDO Consortium
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 157 Reviews
  • 2,664 Students
  • 6 Courses

Dementia is one of the most prevalent and burdensome diseases in older age. By the year 2030, estimates suggest that there will be 74.7 million people with different forms of dementia worldwide. There is no cure for dementia: drugs only address the symptoms of the disease and non-pharmaceutical interventions are continuously tested and updated to improve patients’ quality of life: from interventions to increase of communication skills, agitation and stress reduction, and use of new technology.

The value of disseminating evidence on these interventions is immeasurable, but surprisingly this knowledge is often not available to care staff.

The iDO project aims at diminishing this existing gap by designing and developing an effective training package in close collaboration with people with dementia and their caregivers in hopes that this will promote the acquisition of skills by direct-care workers. This will be achieved by conducting different interviews with caregivers, patients, but also health professionals and then transforming it into an online massive course. The project will also develop and include a serious-game where people will be able to apply their gained knowledge on the different topics related with dementia.