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Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia Care

Are you currently delivering care to people with dementia?

By 2021, the number of people with dementia across Wales is projected to increase by 31% and by as much as 44% in some rural areas. As a result, much work has taken place to identify the actions that are required to deliver better quality of life for people with dementia in Wales. One priority area that has been identified for further development is improved training for those delivering care to people with dementia. (Source National Dementia Vision for Wales).

The Alzheimer’s Society estimates that 57% of people with dementia in Wales have not yet had it clinically confirmed. Due to this residential and nursing homes will be provided with additional support to train staff and make their buildings more dementia-friendly.

In response to this, we have developed a new Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia Care. This Award will provide students with the opportunity to understand the process and experience of dementia, understand the administration of medicines to individuals with dementia, understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia and understand the diversity of individuals with dementia. All units will be assignment based.

If you are interested in studying on this course, please contact Linda Meredith on the following contact numbers:

Phone: 01685 726000

Mobile: 07769369066


or email: l.meredith@merthyr.ac.uk


Course Levels:

3



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