Dementia Care Micro-Credential
Start Any Day. Any Time. 40 Hours to Complete.
Earn a in-demand certificate in Dementia Care today. This course focuses on developing the empathy needed to work with those with dementia and gives you an in-depth understanding of the progression of dementia.. This micro-credential is beneficial course for Support Workers, Nurses and Family Caregivers.
You will be exposed to and be prepared for the common responsive behaviours associated with dementia. You will be provided first hand knowledge of what it feels like to have many of the symptoms common in middle to late stage dementia through a virtual reality experience. You will learn how to understand the thinking, responses and behaviours that may be anticipated with this dynamic type of mental health issue.
- Wait, What? Exploring Delirium and Confusion
- What exactly is dementia and what kinds are there?
- The Seven A’s
- Staging Dementia’s Progression
- End of Life Considerations
- Responsive Behaviours; why and how to respond
- What can be done? How can we help?
The Virtual Dementia Brain
Experience dementia symptoms including unintentional movements, sudden sound and visual impairment. The experience gives users a sense of how to help those dealing with these sensory impairments.
Animations & Models that Bring Learning Alive
- 3D Dementia Brain
- Effective Swallowing
- Bed Sore Progression
- Moving Through Dementia – Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Adaptive Eating
- Government-Issued Photo ID
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
- Mature student ,18 years or older.
- IELTS 6.0 (B2) or equivalent *
*For international students only
Duration: Total length of the program is 40 hours. Our experienced Nurse Educators will coach you throughout the process.
Technical Specs: Our hybrid classes offer an online experience utilizing Augmented Reality, 3D Models, Videos and Virtual Simulation. A desktop or laptop is recommended. VR Goggles are welcomed for a full, richer experience. If you do not have VR Goggles, you can complete the tasks on a laptop or a desktop. IBT College provides technical support.
Certificate: Upon successful completion of the program you will receive an IBT College Dementia Care Certificate. A Dementia Care Certificate is in-demand now by many employers seeking Home Support Workers and Personal Support Workers in Ontario. It is a strongly recommended to upgrade your skills in this area.
All fees are included.