Mission Statement

Medilink will promote the best practice by engaging with and encouraging staff to develop their skills, to improve the lives of vulnerable people in our society.

Dementia Care

Course Details

Whether for newcomers to provide dementia care or those with considerable experience, these resources are great for induction, N/SVQ, refresher, supervisor and management training etc.

Colleagues will understand dementia, the causes and outcomes. Most importantly, they will be motivated to adopt practical interventions that will improve the well being and life of the dementia sufferer.

Course Content

  • Person centred care
  • What dementia care is
  • What dementia care is not
  • What is dementia?
  • Types of dementia
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Multi-infarct dementia (M.I.D)
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Pick's disease
  • Korsakoff's syndrome
  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Agnosia
  • Early stages of dementia
  • The progressive stages
  • Later stage dementia
  • Informing the sufferer
  • How significant others cope
  • Managing risk
  • Informed judgements
  • Advocacy
  • Life history
  • Setting goals
  • Communication
  • Medication
  • Environment
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Wandering
  • Food and nutrition
  • Continence
  • Activities
  • Sexuality