This programme supports caregivers working in or entering the dementia residential field and represents the essential knowledge and skills required for working with residents affected by dementia. Learning and assessment for this programme occurs in the workplace.
This LCP consists of four unit standards and focuses on the essential skills, knowledge and attitudes required to support a person with dementia in a residential facility.
As a result of recognition from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) of the need for this Limited Credit Programme, Careerforce is able to continue to offer the Dementia LCP.
The Dementia LCP covers the following topics:
- Knowledge of dementia and communicating with a person with dementia.
- Providing person-centred care to a person living with dementia.
- Knowledge of the effects of dementia and how to manage them.
- Supporting a person with dementia when their behaviour presents challenges.
Trainees should aim to complete the programme within 6 months (from their start date).