Dementia Awareness
Overview

This course is aimed at all staff working in the care environment who work with people with dementia. A general understanding of the issues associated with dementia will be established. Candidates will gain under-pinning knowledge of the below issues and therefore will be able to put this into practice where necessary.

Outline of Programme:
  • • What is meant by the term "Dementia"
  • • Different Types of Dementia
  • • Strategies that may assist the individual and their carer in the management of the disease
  • • Supporting the Individual
  • • Communication
  • • Managing behavioural changes
  • • Empowering the Individual
  Assessment:

The course is delivered in 3 hours and candidates must demonstrate a willingness to learn through interaction and group activities.