Dementia Awareness


Dementia affects brain function. Around 850,000 people in the UK are affected by dementia and this figure continues to rise as the population grows. 

This course will take participants on a step-by-step journey through what it means to be affected by dementia, how it can impact on the person and those around them. Leaners will develop strategies and techniques to support those with dementia and those close to them. We will look at the brain, trigger points, environmental factors and challenging behaviour. 

Learning objectives
  • Define the basic concepts and theories relating to dementia
  • Understand the prevalence of dementia in a growing population
  • Relate to the difficulties that people living with dementia may experience
  • Learn about strategies and person centred care to support people living with dementia
  • Have increased confidence in working with people living with dementia
Delivery method 

Can be delivered face to face, online or blended either in person or virtually e.g.  Teams/Zoom. Learners will have access to our learning platform where they can refer to the materials, watch extra resources such as videos and interactive activities and access links to organisations, for those that want to take their learning further. 

A full day is recommended for staff with little or no previous experience. For those with prior knowledge, a half day is recommended as a condensed session with post course materials. 

Workshops combine presentation slides, interactive exercises, individual reflection and group discussion. 

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