Recommended elearning resource: The Open Dementia Programme

Created in 2009, the Open Dementia e-Learning Programme is for anyone who comes into contact with someone with dementia and provides a general introduction to the disease and the experience of living with dementia. This programme is suitable for a wide audience and to make learning as enjoyable as possible and so allows users to fully interact with the content and includes video, audio and graphics to make the content come alive. In particular the programme includes a considerable amount of new video footage shot by both the Alzheimer’s Society and SCIE where people with dementia and their carers share their views and feelings on camera.

Sections include:

  • What it is and what it isn’t
  • Living with dementia
  • What causes dementia
  • Diagnosis and who can help
  • Common difficulties and how to help
  • The emotional impact
  • Positive communication

PLUS there is a wealth of useful information available at The Dementia Gateway

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