Dementia Awareness

Course Aim:

To increase the knowledge of all learners in the understanding of the basics of Dementia,

and improve communication with an individual who suffers with this condition using a person centred care approach.

To focus on the Individual, not the condition.

Course Duration:

3 Hours

Who Should Attend:

All Nursing Staff


  • To inform learners how having Dementia may impact on daily life, skills and abilities.
  • To give knowledge to learners about the distinguishing features of the main forms of dementia.
  • How we can adopt our approach to maximise the individual’s ability to communicate and engage meaningfully.

Modules include:

At the end of the course candidates will have covered the following modules:

  • Relevant Legislation
  • National Dementia Strategy
  • What is Dementia
  • Statistics
  • Common Symptoms
  • Some Common Forms of Dementia:
  1.       Alzheimer’s Disease
  2.       Vascular Dementia
  3.       Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  4.       Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)
  5.       Creutzfeldt-Jacobs Disease (CJD)
  6.       Korsakoff’s Syndrome
  7.       HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND)
  8.       Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • The Brain and some of the main functions
  • The Dementia Bookcase
  • Indicators of Dementia
  • Communication
  • Minimising Distress and Emotions
  • Ways to Help and Activities
  • Diet

This course is available in our dedicated Colchester training room, if you would like to book this course or request more information about doing a training session nearer your business please fill out the fields below

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