This course explores what ‘personal recovery’ means for older people with mental health problems, including dementia, and how practitioners can work with older service users and their carers to actively manage their illness and retain their sense of identity.
This course covers recent evidence on which medications are most effective in treating non-cognitive symptoms in dementia. It offers guidance for safer prescribing for older people, helping clinicians consider potential side-effects and issues around prolonged use of medications.
This course focuses on the psychological and behavioural symptoms of dementia: why they occur, and the difficulties they create. It explains how person-centred approaches can help caregivers asses and manage challenging behaviours, and improve the experience of people living with dementia.