Dementia Awareness

Dementia is sadly a growing disease which is affecting more people than ever before, this online training has been designed for people working with or supporting others with dementia. The online course looks at the symptoms and types of dementia and how to manage communication and much more.

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Course Overview


  • 1-2 Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 5 points
  • CPD Certified

Course description

Dementia is a growing problem in today’s society. There is currently no cure for dementia, and symptoms can include memory loss, confusion, finding familiar tasks challenging, mood swings and communication difficulties.

With dementia set to affect such a large proportion of the population due to more people living for longer than ever before, it is vital that society is aware of the signs of the condition, and how to help individuals struggling with dementia.

This course, intended for healthcare professionals and those working with individuals with dementia, covers the symptoms and types of dementia, its treatment and medication, the how to manage communication and care.

Dementia is becoming more common as a condition to be dealt with both in the community and in a healthcare setting. This wide-ranging course will help those working with individuals with dementia in all its stages to deal with their own condition. It includes the following:

  • Describes the physical results of dementia on the brain
  • Types of dementia
  • The impact of memory loss
  • Sensory changes caused by dementia
  • Symptoms of dementia: awareness of time and place, recognition of people
  • The diagnosis of dementia, and when and how to refer to other resources
  • Related conditions that may or may not affect dementia
  • The stages of dementia: Early, Mid and Late
  • Barriers to early diagnosis
  • Medication, and psychological and emotional needs
  • The person-centred approach
  • Therapeutic interventions and other techniques
  • Communication, language, isolation
  • Challenging behaviour

The course also covers the relevant legislation, infographics, interactive scenarios and challenges to engage learners whilst giving them the ability to check their knowledge as the course proceeds.

It is intended for healthcare professionals, careworkers, and those who could be working with people suffering from all stages of dementia.

You will learn

  • Understand how dementia affects the human brain
  • Explain memory and the signs of memory loss
  • Understand the impact dementia has on the human senses
  • The different types of dementia
  • How some signs of dementia can be associated with other conditions or circumstances
  • Actions that can be taken to reduce the risk of dementia or delay onset, and why early diagnosis is important
  • The impact dementia can have on individuals, family, and society as a whole

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Care workers
  • Social workers
  • Nurses
  • Care home employees
  • Carers
  • Doctors


Legislation covered in this course includes:

Mental Capacity Act 2005

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