Nursing - Therapeutic Interventions in Dementia Care - Module

University of Limerick

Nursing - Therapeutic Interventions in Dementia Care - Module

The importance of support for the person with dementia and family within a range of care settings is recognised and emphasised. The concept and importance of environment will be explored. Palliative care and end of life issues are also critically discussed.

Nonpharmacological interventions in dementia care. Post Diagnostic support including coordination of care, care pathways, outcome measures/evaluation. Therapeutic nursing interventions (implementing, monitoring, evaluating) regarding nutritional, falls risk, mobility, continence, medication and pain management. Care regarding memory loss, agitation, behaviours that challenge, depression, sleep disturbance, wandering, anxiety through effective communication and utilisation of psycho-social interventions and approaches (e.g. reality orientation, validation therapy, reminiscence therapy, pet therapy, etc). Lived experience of dementia, dementia care in the community, palliative and end of life care for people with dementia. Technology and resources.

Award: University Certificate of Study
Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Minor Award

Subjects taught

Therapeutic Interventions in Dementia Care NS6062

Entry requirements

A Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick.

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.

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One Semester (12 Weeks) part-time.

Post Course Info

This micro-credential represents a single module within a larger further award (eg. Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking this micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award. The programmes associated with this MicroCred are:

Nursing (Respiratory Care) - MSc
Nursing (Dementia Care) - MSc
Nursing - MSc

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