Principles of Supportive Care for People With Dementia
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- 20 Feb 2023
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explain how transition points on the trajectory of dementia affect the care needs of people with dementia and those who care for them.
- Demonstrate knowledge of supportive care practices and how these relate to the physical and cognitive effects of dementia.
- Apply knowledge of supportive care models for people with dementia and those who provide care to them.
- Communicate relevant information about supportive care for people living with dementia to a range of audiences.
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This subject provides an overview of the journey through dementia from the perspective of people with dementia and those who provide care and support to them. Students will learn about ways to identify and respond to needs that arise on this trajectory. The subject introduces students to evidence-based approaches to supportive care, with the goal of enhancing the wellbeing of the person with dementia. Care transitions on the dementia trajectory and the effects of caregiving are also explored. Several models of supportive care are examined, along with some of the issues that may arise in supportive care approaches.
- Quizzes (10%)
- Short Answer Questions (10%)
- Narrated Presentation (35%)
- Essay (45%)
Current study term: 19 Feb 23 to 28 May 23
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