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Dementia, Depression and Delirium in the Elderly Training

Dementia, Depression and Delirium in the Elderly Training

CPD Points 6 | Duration 1 Days | £144.00 per delegate

Course Introduction

As the population ages, many older adults will suffer one or more of the three D’s: delirium, dementia, and depression.

Because signs and symptoms overlap, distinguishing one from the others isn’t always easy. However, an accurate assessment is essential because treatments depend on the diagnosis. Delegates on this course will examine how the three D’s differ and discuss how a careful history and assessment guides your nursing interventions. This course will appeal to those who wish to have a basic understanding of the differences between these three conditions.

You will be allocated 3 CPD points on the completion of the course.

This course is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners

Course Aims

  • Have an increased understanding of the importance of the skills required for best practice
  • Gain an overview of the communication strategies used in relation to the treatment of dementia, depression and delirium
  • Become familiar with the use of tools, which can help to identify the importance of the initial and on-going assessment, goals and patient focus, as, specified in the treatment of dementia, depression and delirium
  • Be familiar with the treatment, and management of dementia, depression and delirium in the elderly

Course Content

  • Disease and impact
  • Causes
  • Assessment
  • Treatment and management
  • Epidemiology
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Parkinson’s dementia
  • Vascular dementia
  • Behaviours
  • Depression in the elderly
  • Bipolar-unipolar
  • Pain and depression
  • Depression scale
  • Treatment therapies
  • Prognosis
  • Personality changes
  • Causes
  • Sleep disorder
  • End of life issues
  • Delirium causes
  • Medication and its effect on delirium

Who should attend / would be applicable?

  • Nurses
  • Community Matrons
  • Case Managers
  • Practice Nurses
  • Community Nurses
  • District Nurses
  • Nursing Home staff
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