Syllabus for Dementia and Nursing Care

Demenssjukdom och omvårdnad vid demens


  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 3SJ551
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Caring Sciences G1F, Medical Science G1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2015-11-04
  • Established by: The Board of the Nursing Programmes
  • Revised: 2018-01-17
  • Revised by: The Board of the Nursing Programmes
  • Applies from: Autumn 2018
  • Entry requirements:

    Eligible to register are students who have passed courses from term 1, 2 and 3 (in total 90 credits).

  • Responsible department: Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences

Decisions and guidelines

Caring Sciences 4.5 credits

Medical Sciences 3 credits

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • explain pathophysiology, diagnostics and treatment of dementia
  • explain principles of nursing patients with dementia
  • independently plan nursing and follow-up of nursing
  • explain support strategies for the family of the patient
  • demonstrate ability to identify and reflect on ethical issues in nursing


Dementia disease

Nursing patients with dementia

Family support

Current research in the area



Cohort group work


Literature studies

Writing report

Oral presentation


Web-based teaching

Compulsory parts

Introduction to course, seminars, study assignments with written and oral presentation


The aims of the course are examined continuously during the course in the form of oral and written assignments - examinations occur individually and in groups. When there is examination in groups the student shall participate actively with knowledge and reflection.

Other directives

A student who has failed examination is entitled to retake the examination four times (= a total of five examinations). After five failed examinations, the student may lose his/her guaranteed place in the education. The Committee for Undergraduate Education can, if special circumstances apply, admit additional examination. Participation in an examination is counted as one examination. Submission of so called "blank" exam is counted as examination. According to chapter 6, sections 21-22 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), the student have the right to change examiner on request after two failed examinations.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Spring 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Benzein, Eva; Hagberg, Margaretha; Saveman, Britt-Inger Att möta familjer inom vård och omsorg

    Andra upplagan: Lund: Studentlitteratur, [2017]

    Find in the library


  • Basun, Hans Boken om demenssjukdomar

    1. uppl.: Stockholm: Liber, 2013

    Find in the library


  • Genova, Lisa Sandberg, Anna Fortfarande Alice

    [Ny utg.]: Malmö: Bokfabriken, 2015

    Find in the library


  • Hejlskov Elvén, Bo; Agger, Charlotte; Ljungmann, Iben Beteendeproblem i äldrevården

    Första utgåvan: Stockholm: Natur & Kultur, 2015

    Find in the library


  • Nationella riktlinjer för vård och omsorg vid demenssjukdom : stöd för styrning och ledning

    [Stockholm]: Socialstyrelsen, [2017]

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  • Ehrenberg, Anna; Wallin, Lars; Edberg, Anna-Karin Omvårdnadens grunder : Ansvar och utveckling

    Tredje upplagan: Lund: Studentlitteratur, [2019]

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  • Edberg, Anna-Karin; Wijk, Helle Omvårdnadens grunder : Hälsa och ohälsa

    Tredje upplagan: Lund: Studentlitteratur, [2019]

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  • Friberg, Febe; Öhlén, Joakim Omvårdnadens grunder : Perspektiv och förhållningssätt

    tredje upplagan: Lund: Studentlitteratur, [2019]

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  • Internationella och nationella kunskapssammanställningar samt vetenskapliga artiklar tillkommer.

    Find in the library

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