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This unit introduces dementia and its impact on the person, including the provision of care and the process of care planning. Dementia and potential co-existing disorders such as delirium and other mental health conditions, will be defined and its impact on the person living with dementia, carer/s, families and their environment will be explored.
The process of assessment and care planning will be examined with the key focus of adaptation for the biopsychosocial environment of the individual. Students will evaluate a case study and develop an assessment and care plan in their aim to improve outcomes for the individual.
Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to: