On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Critically discuss the impact of dementia on the individual, the family, on caregivers, and on society.
- Critically evaluate a range of contemporary non-pharmacological approaches to care across the continuum of care.
- Critically evaluate current approaches to pharmacological management of dementia.
- Critically explore a range of approaches to the assessment of the individual's cognition, function, behaviour, and stage of dementia.
- Critically analyse the impact of environmental design features on the person with dementia in a variety of care settings.
- Identify appropriate therapeutic communication strategies for people with dementia in a variety of care settings.
- In the context of international trends in dementia care, critically evaluate current Irish policy in regard to dementia.
- Critically explore a range of approaches to the understanding, assessment and management of behavioural and psychiatric symptoms of dementia.
- Identify a range of evidence-based interventions to support informal dementia caregivers.
16hrs Lectures/Workshop; 184hrs Distance Learning
Mode of Delivery
Blended (on line with two workshops dates on Campus)
Where is it available
The fee for this module is €900. There is also a €35 application fee.
Dr. Irene Hartigan
Tel: 021 490 1623
Tel: 021 490 1483