date_range Starts on May 23, 2016
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assignment Level : Introductive
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A course for carers, to help you stay connected to loved ones, manage stress at home and diffuse difficult situations.

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If you are a carer for a person living with dementia then this is a course for you. When it comes to understanding and supporting a person living with dementia, family carers are very often the most skilled and knowledgeable. Yet, you will know that carers can face a number of really stressful situations that can be difficult to deal with. Get advice on connecting with and caring for someone with dementia This course will provide you with knowledge and advice that can help you connect with and care for someone living with dementia. We will focus on everyday experiences that are seen as particularly challenging and stressful. Newcastle University has great expertise in ageing and dementia research. We specialise in understanding dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), so this course will shine a light on some of the stressful symptoms and communication problems associated with this condition, as well as covering the challenges of other types of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease. Meet other dementia carers and academic experts Over the four weeks, you will meet other carers and academic experts who have developed strategies and practical steps that can improve communication - something which is crucially important for building and maintaining relationships, and for effectively negotiating daily life. By the end of the course, you will develop a new understanding of: the brain and different types of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB); what a person with dementia is experiencing; challenging situations and behaviours that can cause carer stress; strategies for improving verbal and non-verbal communication; and some of the latest innovations for better communication.
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Futurelearn

FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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