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An Introduction to Dementia

course information


aims and objectives
  • Describe what the term dementia means and the process and implications of a diagnosis of dementia for the person and their family.

  • Understand person-centred approaches to working with people with dementia.

  • Identify key communication and support approaches to improve the care received by people with dementia.

  • Increase confidence and satisfaction in delivering care for people with dementia and their carers.


course contents

  • What is dementia?

  • Facts and figures about dementia

  • Signs and symptoms of dementia

  • Understanding memory loss and cognitive dysfunction

  • The main brain disorders that lead to a diagnosis of dementia

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • Vascular dementia

  • Dementia with Lewy bodies

  • Fronto-temporal dementia

  • Conditions that are mistaken for dementia

  • Factors that affect a person’s experience of living with dementia

  • Person-centred approaches to dementia care

  • Communication and support for people with dementia and their carers/family.


structure of course

  • Assessing and diagnosing dementia

  • Types of dementia

  • Processes on assessment

  • Implications of diagnosis


living with dementia

  • Key challenges for people with dementia and their carers

  • Principles of person-centred approaches

  • Interactions with health and social care for the person with dementia

  • Providing confident and appropriate care for people with dementia

  • Key communication approaches for people with dementia

  • Developing supportive care for people with dementia and their carers


who should attend?

  • Health Care Assistants

  • Nurses

  • Care Staff

  • Support Workers

  • Those who will come into contact with clients with Dementia.

If you have any queries regarding this training course or any of our other courses, please don’t hesitate to get in touch using one of the contact methods given.

All courses can be delivered on-site, or at an arranged venue.


To discuss your bespoke training requirements please contact us on

0333 335 0044 or 07500 048222.

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