Dementia Awareness – Course of the Week

by Keith -

DementiaDementia Awareness has received a lot of press recently, as understanding Dementia and understanding sufferer’s needs is very important. Dementia is a very common condition, with over 800,000 people in the UK suffering with the condition. People start to change as the dementia gets worse, such as; communication, eating habits and feelings. Due to the condition being so common, it is advisable to be well-informed in order to be prepared and know how to deal with people suffering from dementia.This course is available as a video online, blended or class based course nationally delivered over a half day, full day or two days depending on your needs.

The aims of the course are to have a wider understanding about Dementia, signs and symptoms, causes and treatment, and how to communicate to dementia patients and engage them in activities and develop strategies for intervening with challenging behaviours and communication difficulties.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

This course comes with 4.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hours and 47 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

Occupations that can use this course:

  • Care workers
  • Nurses
  • Families
  • Hospital workers
  • In home carers


  • Introduction
  • What is Dementia?
    • Classifications of Dementia
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Vascular dementia
    • Dementia with Lewy Bodies
    • Frontal Lobe Dementia (Frontotemperal Dementia FTD)
    • Risk factors affecting the chance of developing dementia
  • Looking after someone with Dementia
    • Living with Dementia
    • Caring for someone with Dementia
    • Things that can help
    • Diet and meals
    • Hearing and sight
    • A Healthy Body
    • Doctors and Medication
    • Keeping warm and their home
  • Discussing Dementia
    • Adapting the Environment
    •  Communication and Dementia
    • Dementia and Infection Control
    • Dementia Through the Seasons
    • Dignity and respect
    • The Memory Box
  • Regulation
    • The safeguarding vulnerable groups act 2006
    • The Human Rights Act 1998
    • Discrimination Abuse and the Human Rights Act


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