873 What is Dementia and how to Recogising the Signs (Online)
Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Dementia is not a specific disease but is rather a general term for the impaired ability to remember, think, or make decisions that interferes with doing everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Though dementia mostly affects older adults, it is not a part of normal aging.
Research shows there are more than 850,000 people in the UK who have dementia. One in 14 people over the age of 65 have dementia, and the condition affects 1 in 6 people over 80. The number of people with dementia is increasing because people are living longer. It is estimated that by 2025, the number of people with dementia in the UK will be more than 1 million.
This course is aimed at anyone involved in working with adults who may be at risk of dementia.
It will cover keys aspects and provide a basic awareness and understanding.
You will get to understand a bit more about dementia, the signs to look out for, how dementia affects sensory perception and understand the stages including cognitive decline.
You will also get to understand some of the tests and particular challenges for dementia, such as 'sun downing'.