Dementia Awareness

Course length

3 Hours

About the Course

Dementia awareness is specifically designed for those working in caring professions who wish to gain a greater understanding of this complex condition. The programme aims to develop participants’ awareness of the varied needs of dementia patients, enabling them to better manage the disease and improve the physical and psychological support they can offer those affected by dementia.
Our highly-trained course leaders will cover the most important issues around dementia awareness, exploring how the disease can affect an individual and offering practical guidance on how best to engage with sufferers and maintain their quality of life.
Highly-trained course leaders will cover the most important issues around dementia awareness, exploring how the disease can affect an individual and offering practical guidance on how best to engage with sufferers and maintain their quality of life.

Course Outcomes

The signs and symptoms of dementia
The importance of early diagnosis
Identifying different types of dementia
Strategies for coping with the disease
How to help patients maintain a sense of independence
The best methods of communicating with dementia sufferers
How to manage challenging behaviour and emotional distress
How to help dementia patients coping with depression
The importance of one-to-one care and understanding an individual’s unique requirements
The best methods of bringing the past to life and helping preserve identity