Paid Course

Training for Carers of People with Dementia - English

STAR Training is a certified course containing content which was compiled by experts in dementia care and professional care organizations.

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General Aims

The following course should enable you to:

  • Understand the various types of dementia, and which symptoms can be used to spot it 
  • Gain awareness on the struggles patients may face, both in communicating as well as in everyday tasks 
  • Learn about help that is available within multidisciplinary support services, and non-pharmacological treatments and anti-dementia drugs
  • Follow strategies that promote efficient communication, and that help patients and carers cope with consequences of dementia
  • Understand the emotional impacts of dementia, and how to care for your wellbeing and those around you

Who is this course aimed at?

STAR is aimed at all user groups that are caring for a person with dementia from home, whether carers, relatives or professionals. It is relevant to both formal and informal carers, as well as those looking into a potential new career.

Who are the main course authors?

Dr. Franka Meiland

Teacher and Senior researcher at Amsterdam UMC

Prof. Rose-Marie Dröes

Professor of Psychological care in Dementia at VU medical center

Basic Modules:

Module 1: Peter Kevern, Henriëtte van der Roest
Module 2: Peter Kevern, Henriëtte van der Roest
Module 3: Peter Kevern, Henriëtte van der Roest

Intermediate Modules:

Module 4: Catharina Melander, Johan E. Bengtsson, Henriëtte van der Roest
Module 5: Henriëtte van der Roest & Rose-Marie Dröes
Module 6: Henriëtte van der Roest & Rose-Marie Dröes & Franka Meiland
Module 7: Henriëtte van der Roest & Rose-Marie Dröes
Module 8: Anne Margriet Pot

Advanced Modules:

Module 3: Susan Mary Benbow, Henriëtte van der Roest
Module 4: Catharina Melander, Johan E. Bengtsson, Rose-Marie Dröes, Franka Meiland
Module 5: Rose-Marie Dröes 
Module 6: Rose-Marie Dröes 
Module 7: Henriëtte van der Roest & Rose-Marie Dröes 
Module 8: Rose-Marie Dröes

Partners

 

-InterNIT (Sweden)                                                   -Staffordshire University (England)

-AcrossLimits (Malta)                                                -University of Ulster (Northern Ireland)

-Synopsis (Romania)                                                -Vilau Media (Spain)

-VU University Medical Center (The Netherlands)    -I+ (Italy)

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FAQ

  • Do I get lifetime access to this course?

    Yes, once you have purchased this course, you will have unlimited access to it.

  • Do I need to have any background in healthcare or dementia?

    This course provides the foundation for dementia carers, and therefore no previous experience is required.