Credit value: 3
This unit provides the knowledge of the neurology of dementia to support the understanding of how individuals may experience dementia.
There are three learning outcomes to this unit. The learner will:
1. Understand the neurology of dementia
2. Understand the impact of recognition and diagnosis of dementia
3. Understand how dementia care must be underpinned by a person centred approach
Guided learning hours
It is recommended that 22 hours should be allocated for this unit, although patterns of delivery are likely to vary.
Details of the relationship between the unit and relevant national standards
This unit is linked to the DEM 301.
Support of the unit by a sector or other appropriate body
This unit is endorsed by Skills for Care and Development.
Assessment of this unit must adhere to the requirements of Skills for Care and Development/Skills for Health assessment strategy
68 Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (4222-31)
Unit 4222-365 Understand the process and experience of dementia (DEM 301)
Outcome 1 Understand the neurology of dementia
The learner can:
1. describe a range of causes of dementia syndrome
2. describe the types of memory impairment commonly experienced by individuals with dementia 3. explain the way that individuals process information with reference to the abilities and limitations of individuals with dementia
4. explain how other factors can cause changes in an individual’s condition that may not be attributable to dementia
5. explain why the abilities and needs of an individual with dementia may fluctuate
Outcome 2 Understand the impact of recognition and diagnosis of dementia The learner can:
1. describe the impact of early diagnosis and follow up to diagnosis
2. explain the importance of recording possible