Dementia Awareness

This course gives a comprehensive overview of the different types of dementia and implications for care

This course explores the various aspects of dementia, to give learners a comprehensive understanding of its impact. It covers the effect of the condition on many aspects of daily life and the adjustments that can be made to help ensure that people with dementia continue to lead fulfilling lives. It explores the different forms of the disease and how their affects can be accommodated by careful planning, support and empathy.

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Course Details

Dementia Awareness course details:
  • Clear, attractive format
  • Real-life scenarios help illustrate key points
  • With videos and graphics to make an enjoyable learning experience
  • Written by an expert with over 20 years experience of health and social care training

Benefits for you

Dementia awareness forms an essential part of many different qualifications and learning frameworks. If you are working towards any of these, it is important to appreciate to what extent this course helps you in your goal.

This course has been mapped to the following (where it is applicable) –

Core skills Training Framework – Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework – Subject 1 – Dementia Awareness (Tier 1)

  • a) know what is meant by the term dementia
  • b) be aware of the prevalence of dementia in the UK population
  • c) be able to recognise signs of dementia and also be aware that these signs may be associated with other conditions or circumstances 
  • d) know what actions individuals can take to reduce their risk of dementia, or to delay onset 
  • e) know why early diagnosis of dementia is important 
  • f) know the actions that people affected by dementia can take in order to live as well as possible after diagnosis 
  • g) understand the importance of recognising a person with dementia as a unique individual 
  • h) be aware of the impact of dementia on individuals, families and society 
  • i) be able to communicate effectively and compassionately with individuals who have dementia 
  • j) understand why a person with dementia may exhibit signs of distress and how behaviours seen in people with dementia may be a means of communicating 
  • k) be able to signpost individuals, families and carers to dementia advice, support and information

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) England – Unit 7 and outcomes 2.1, 2.2

  • 2.1 – find the history, preferences, wishes and needs of an individual
  • 2.2 – apply person centred values in day to day work taking into account the history, preferences, wishes and needs of the individual

Apprenticeship Standard for Adult Care Worker Level 2

  • B9 – Demonstrate all work is person-centred, accompanying the individual’s needs, wishes and preferences
  • E28 – Recognise symptoms of cognitive impairment, e.g. Dementia, learning disabilities and mental health
  • NB: Both of the above the learner to “demonstrate” their understanding and so can only be achieved as part of an assessment

The Care Certificate

  • 9.1a List how someone may feel if they have Dementia 
  • 9.1b Explain how these conditions may influence a person’s needs in relation to the care that they may require 
  • 9.3a Describe what adjustments might need to be made to the way care is provided if someone has Dementia 
  • 9.4a Explain why early detection of mental health needs, dementia or learning disability is important 
  • 9.5a List the main requirements of legislation and policies that are designed to promote the human rights, inclusion, equal life chances and citizenship of individuals with mental health conditions, dementia or learning disability

Course Syllabus

1 – Introduction

  • Learning Objectives
  • Mapping
  • Meet The People

Section 2 – Overview of Legislation and Guidance

Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014: Regulation 9 – Person-centred Care 

Section 3 – Types of Dementia

  • Introduction
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Mixed Dementia
  • Korsakoff’s Syndrome
  • Diagnosis

Section 4 – Dementia Care

  • Introduction
  • Person-centred care
  • The Environment
  • Sundowning
  • Communication
  • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Incontinence
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Walking with Purpose
  • Memory Clinics
  • Further Help
  • Dementia Friends

Section 5 – Statistics


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