Training on Dementia for Direct Care Workers

Improve you daily care practice of dementia patients
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (47 ratings)
1,614 students
Training on Dementia for Direct Care Workers
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (47 ratings)
1,615 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
Curriculum
9 sections • 49 lectures • 3h 31m total length
  • Introduction
  • Cognitive domains affected
  • Cognitive domains affected
  • Seven A’s of dementia
  • Seven A’s of dementia
  • The five most common cognitive disorders
  • The five most common cognitive disorders
  • Testimonial
  • Introduction
  • Challenging behaviours associated with dementia
  • Challenging behaviours associated with dementia
  • Psychosocial management of BPSD
  • Psychosocial management of BPSD
  • Principles of care for people with dementia regarding BPSD
  • Principles of care for people with dementia regarding BPSD
  • Testimonial
  • Introduction
  • Communication and understanding behaviour
  • Communication and understanding behaviour
  • Socialization
  • Socialisation
  • Feeding and Nutrition
  • Feeding and Nutrition
  • Activity and participation
  • Activity and participation
  • Testimonial
  • Introduction
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Multisensory stimulation
  • Multisensory stimulation
  • Physical activity and exercise
  • Physical activity and exercise
  • Testimonial
  • Introduction
  • Home Accidents Prevention
  • Home Accidents Prevention
  • Fire, Safety and Emergency Procedures
  • Fire, Safety and Emergency Procedures
  • First-Level Injuries Treatment and Management
  • First-Level Injuries Treatment and Management
  • Physical and Pharmacological Restraints
  • Physical and Pharmacological Restraints
  • Abuses and Violence
  • Abuses and Violence
  • Testimonial
  • Introduction
  • Services and support
  • Services and support
  • Family context
  • Family context
  • Social life and respite
  • Social Life and Respite
  • Technical support
  • Technical support
  • Implementing a technological solution
  • Implementing a technological solution
  • The collaboration between nurse and caregiver
  • The collaboration between nurse and caregiver: managing people with dementia
  • Testimonial
  • Introduction
  • Time management
  • Time management
  • Stress management
  • Stress management
  • Communication and developing meaningful relationships
  • Communication and Developing Meaningful Relationships
  • Coping strategies and problem solving
  • Coping strategies and problem solving
  • Testimonial
  • Introduction
  • Privacy and legal issues
  • Privacy and legal issues
  • Medical and ethical issues
  • Medical and ethical issues
  • Professional Relationship between Patients, Families and Caregivers
  • Professional Relationship between Patients, Families and Caregivers
  • End of life issues
  • End of life issues
  • Testimonial
  • iDO Game Information

Instructor
iDO Consortium
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 146 Reviews
  • 2,446 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.