[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012].
An e-learning package has been developed by e-learning for Healthcare to train health and social care staff in the recognition, assessment and management of dementia and about the provision of high quality dementia care.
There are 10 sessions available in total about issues of relevance to dementia, including diagnosis of dementia and managing symptoms.
Only the first session is free, but this is relevant to the general public including anyone working in public environments such as shops, transport and banks. This free resource should help in raising general public awareness about dementia, removing the stigma and might be instrumental in helping bring about more dementia-friendly communities.
For further information see e-learning for Healthcare.
Full Access For Health and Social Care Staff
Access to e-learning for Dementia is available to all social care professionals in England whose employers are registered with the Skills for Care National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC).
The e-learning for Dementia Programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff in England via the National Learning Management System (NLMS).