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  • To lead, give value and help

There are hundreds of thousands of people living with dementia in the UK alone, and this number is estimated to rise to 2 million by 2050. Dementia comes in many types and can progress at different rates. The support needs of a person with dementia can be vastly different as no two individuals are affected in the same way, regardless of whether their diagnosis is the same.

This course, developed by approved CPD provider and healthcare training specialists Espirita, is designed for any staff working with dementia sufferers in a health or social care setting. Learners will gain an understanding of what dementia is, how it can be managed and gather a greater awareness of the sensitive issues faced by these individuals and their families.


After completing the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the regulations relating to dementia
  • Recognise dementia and the different types of scans
  • Understand diagnosis
  • State the possible signs and symptoms throughout the various stages of dementia
  • Explain the different types of treatment
  • Understand the importance of communication
  • Be aware of the causes of pain in relation to dementia
  • Describe their role and responsibilities when supporting an individual with dementia


Topics explored in this course, Dementia Awareness:

  • Defining dementia
  • Legislation
  • Causes of dementia
  • Types of dementia
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Diagnosis
  • Types of scan
  • Treatment
  • Medication
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Recognising pain
  • Causes of pain
  • Different types of communication
  • Behaviours that challenge
  • Family and carers
  • National Dementia Strategy

Last updated: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 11:25