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Swayam

Bridging the Dementia Divide

University of Derby and AICTE via Swayam

Overview

This course will help you to improve the lives of people with dementia, adopting a person-centred and integrated approach. It is suitable for anyone interested in dementia or for those caring for people with dementia including partners, families and health and social care practitioners.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

SECTION 1 - COMMUNICATION AND COMPASSION

  • Let’s Get Started!
  • Dementia is a Complex Syndrome
  • The Carer's Voice
  • Alzheimers Disease
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Huntington's Disease
  • A History of Dementia Care
  • A History of Dementia Care Continued
  • The Normal Brain and Ageing
  • The Normal Brain and Ageing Continued
  • Risk Factors of Dementia
  • Treatment Options
  • Treatment Video
  • Myths and Stereotypes

SECTION 2 - INTRODUCTION TO DEMENTIA

  • Unity Introduction
  • Defining Compassion
  • The Six 'Cs'
  • The Seven Dimensions
  • Other Definitions
  • Models and Principles of Compassion
  • Creating a Culture of Compassion
  • Communication of Empathy and Compassion
  • Communication is the Key
  • The Importance of Communication for People with Dementia
  • Practical Communication Skills
  • S-O-L-E-R

SECTION 3 - INDEPENDENCE, CONTROL AND QUALITY OF LIFE

  • Unit Introduction
  • Self Determination
  • Self Determination References
  • Ethical and Legal Challenges
  • Ethical and Legal Challenges - References
  • Accomodation of Change
  • Relationships
  • Deontology and Utilitarianism (Video)
  • Utilitarianism
  • Deontology
  • The Four Ethical Principles
  • Virtue Ethics and the Four Principles
  • Consent
  • Capacity
  • Maintaining Independence, Autonomy and Dignity

SECTION 4 - DEMENTIA AS A GLOBAL HEALTH PRIORITY

  • Unity Introduction
  • The Global Response to Dementia
  • Global Action Against Dementia
  • Peter Dunlop at the G8 Dementia Summit
  • G8 Dementia Summit
  • United Kingdom National Dementia Strategy
  • The Situation in the Developing World


SECTION 5 - INTEGRATING CARE

  • Unit Introduction
  • Definition and Logic of Integrated Care
  • Nick Goodwin Interview
  • Definition and Logic of Integrated Care Continued
  • Dawn Forman Interview
  • Definition and Logic of Integrated Care References
  • Implementing Models of Integrated Care
  • Phases 1 and 2 of Implementation
  • Phases 3 and 4 of Implementation
  • Kaiser Permanente Integrated Care Model
  • Veterans Health Administration Integrated Care Model
  • Levels of Integration
  • What is the Royal Derby Hospital Doing?


SECTION 6 - END OF LIFE CARE

  • Unit Introduction
  • Death and Dying in Dementia
  • Loss of Personhood
  • Kitwood's 10 Elements
  • Seven Additional Elements
  • Critique of Kitwood
  • Concepts of Stigma and Burden of Care
  • Concepts of Stigma and Burden of Care References
  • Suffering
  • Illness Narratives
  • Care at the End of Life
  • Strategies to Support People
  • Specific Challenges with End of Life Support
  • Challenges with End of Life Care

Taught by

University of Derby

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