Dementia Care: Living Well as Dementia Progresses
Newcastle University
  • Start Date: 18 Mar, 2019
  • 3 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Be prepared for the future - learn to understand dementia as it progresses and how to seek support.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Learn how to prepare for the future as dementia progresses


As dementia progresses, those with the condition are less able to share their views and wishes. Families and healthcare professionals may have to make difficult decisions on their behalf. Studies show that it’s best to talk about the future early on, with the support of a healthcare professional. This aids decision making; helping to respect the person with dementia’s wishes.


On this course you will learn how to be better prepared and supported to ensure quality of life and comfort for both yourself and the person living with dementia.


This course is for people with dementia, carers and the families of people with dementia. It is also ideal for healthcare professionals interested in dementia, or involved in caring for people with dementia.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

Newcastle University

Newcastle University, UK, is a thriving international community of 15,000 undergraduate and 6,000 postgraduate students.

The university’s mission as a world-class civic university means it applies its academic excellence to real-world challenges.

As a member of the Russell Group of research intensive universities in the UK, Newcastle has a world-class reputation for research excellence and is in the UK’s top twelve for research power in Science and Engineering. The university strives for excellence with a purpose, and to this end is tackling three major challenges that have a significant impact on global society: Ageing, Sustainability, and Social Renewal. Much of the research to address these three Societal Challenge themes is organised internally.

Newcastle is among the top 20 universities in the country for its employment rate with more than 95% of graduates going on to employment or further study after 6 months, more than three quarters in graduate-level jobs. Students consistently rate their time at Newcastle very highly. The 2013 National Student Survey found that 90% of students were happy with their time at Newcastle, placing the institution tenth among full service universities in the UK.

The latest International Student Barometer found that nine out of ten of international students would recommend Newcastle University to their friends and family, the twelfth best in the world.

The university has extended its reach beyond the UK by opening two branch campuses. In 2008, in partnership with the Singapore Institute for Technology, a campus was opened in Singapore which offers seven degree programmes attracting over 400 students every academic year. In 2011, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia opened its doors, delivering degrees in medicine and biomedical sciences – the first UK university to establish a medical campus overseas. The newly launched Confucius Institute is the first to be established in the North East of England, building closer links between our region and China.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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