Introduction to Palliative Dementia Care

Welcome to the Palliative Dementia Care Online study Module developed by the Northern Ireland Hospice, in collaboration with the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care.

The purpose of this online study module is to provide busy healthcare professionals with key information regarding the provision of palliative care to people with dementia. This module aims to help healthcare professionals exhibit a greater understanding of dementia and the role of palliative care in ensuring a holistic approach to care. This is enabled through the provision of information relating to the diagnosis and assessment of patients with dementia. Within this module elements of communication will also be discussed, and the behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia will be explored. The physiological symptoms that may be experienced by people with dementia are acknowledged within this module and guidance regarding the appropriate assessment tools is provided. Participants will also gain an insight into caring for the carer of a person with dementia, and the legal implications that a diagnosis of dementia can bring in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. 

This module has a case based approach with pictures, video links and additional recourse for participants to access. The module has been adapted from the more in-depth 8 week home study European Certificate in Holistic Dementia Care delivered by the Northern Ireland Hospice.

On completion of the module participants are required to complete an online assessment. A score of 70% or more will allow participants to print off a certificate of attainment.

Provider: Northern Ireland Hospice

Target Audience: Health Care Professionals

Duration: 2 hours

After registering an account on The Pallative Hub - Learning Platform you will be able to access the course here:

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