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Dementia - Don't let your training slip away

Dementia Don't let your training slip away What How common is it? Around 800,000 people in the UK have Dementia, but many have not yet been diagnosed Dementia refers to a collection of different One in three people over the age of 65 will develop Dementia in their lifetime mental disorder symptoms There are more than 400,000 people living in care houses in England There are around 100 different types: Alzheimers accounts for 62% of Dementia affects 80% of care home residents Dementia cases By 2021 the number of Dementia patients will have risen to 950,000 Symptoms Risk Factors 90% of patients experience aggression, agitation and psychosis AGE SMOKING POOR DIET HEAVY DRINKING LACK OF EXERCISE I Training Important? A study of 2,000 carers shows 89% think working with Dementia is very or quite challenging 83% of nursing staff think that learning opportunities would help them to provide better care Carer Understanding of Dementia: 76% dissatisfied versus 20% satisfied Carer Recognition of Dementia: 67% dissatisfied versus 30% satisfied Recent government legislation requires carers to take mandatory training courses The optimum training is flexible, interactive, with 24/7 access and combines e-learning with face to face courses 54% of carers had not received any pre-registration training in Dementia,33% had received some, and only 12% had received enough Sources: uk/science/21878218 http://www.aluhe imen.orgukhtatistiks Affinity -training-under-govemment-plars-0-protect-elderly. hom TRAINING uksite/soripts/downisad_infaphpimieD=787 http://www.altheimes.arg uksitesoriptsidocaments_into phpdocumentiD=1191

Dementia - Don't let your training slip away

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We have created an Infographic entitled "Dementia - Don't let your training slip away". The infographic aims to show that dementia is a widespread issue among the elderly and it is increasing. Studies...


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