The first nationally accredited training course aimed at improving the lives of people with dementia is being launched at the University of Sunderland.
The distance learning course for professionals will help further raise the level of care offered to thousands of people across the country living with dementia. Sunderland has teamed up with the Alzheimer’s society, BUPA care homes and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to provide the new course, ‘an introduction to dementia care’.
Through open learning, the use of videos, group discussion and working with people with dementia, the course will encourage staff to view dementia care as a career choice and help in the understanding of the illness. Vicki Lawson-Brown, senior lecturer in health studies at the university said: “This course recognises the attitude, expertise and knowledge needed to deliver successful dementia care. “It’s an exciting new development to provide a better quality of care for people who have dementia, treating them with the respect and dignity they deserve. We welcome the opportunity to recognise the work of care staff in this field.”
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