Diploma qualification units can be knowledge or skills based. Each different unit within the qualification has specific requirements and will have different evidence to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the unit. Your coach will plan the most appropriate types of evidence with you. If you identify your own that is even better as it will clearly show your coach that you have a good understanding of the requirements and will have your qualification achieved much faster.

 

Title

Dementia Awareness    

Type

Knowledge and skills

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

Potential Evidence

1

Understand dementia.

1.1

Define the term ‘dementia’.

Showcasing your knowledge: –

Tutor marked assignment – one of:

a) Assessment Pack

b) Resource Pack                      

c) Essay

 

All Assignments MUST use and be submitted with an appropriate referencing system

 

Professional Discussion

E-learning

Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal

 

 

1.2

Describe key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia.

1.3

Explain why depression, delirium and age-related memory impairment may be mistaken for dementia.

2

Understand models of dementia.

2.1

Outline the medical model of dementia.

2.2

Outline the social model of dementia.

2.3

Explain why dementia should be viewed as a disability.

3

Know types of dementia and their causes.

3.1

List causes of dementia.

3.2

Describe signs and symptoms of dementia.

3.3

Identify causal risk factors for types of dementia

3.4

Identify prevalence rates for types of dementia.

4

Understand an individual’s experience of dementia.

4.1

Describe how individuals may experience living with dementia.

4.2

Outline the impact that the attitudes and behaviours of others may have on an individual with dementia.

 

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