An Introduction To Dementia

An Introduction To DementiaCourse Introduction

This course is aimed at those working in health and social care that have regular contact with people with dementia. The purpose of the course is to enable participants the skills and knowledge to offer confident, responsive and appropriate care within their own care environment.

Duration 1 day
Cost For prices please follow the link on the right to our Eventbrite page
Includes All course materials and certificate of attendance
Accreditation The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) 6 CPD points awarded on completion.

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


  • Health Care Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Care Staff
  • Support Workers
  • Those who will come into contact with clients with Dementia.
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