This course provides a comprehensive introduction to providing care for people with Dementia.
CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Dementia Awareness (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 45 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Videos include subtitles
£24.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

Dementia Awareness has received a lot of press recently, as understanding Dementia and understanding patients needs are very important. This course is available as a video online, blended or class-based course nationally delivered usually over a half-day or can be a full day 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.  

ProTrainings are Skills for Care Endorsed for both our classroom and e-learning courses. This means that our training meets the high standards expected by Skills for Care.

This qualification and most of the other ProTrainings qualifications are Endorsed by TQUK to show our commitment to extra levels of compliance and quality assurance.

Companies, organisations or agencies are encouraged to contact us for group discounts and information about onsite training and how our system can be used to track and monitor your staff training.

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.

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

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hour and 45 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

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.

For details of the contents of the online course please visit our Dementia Awareness course site.

Aim: - Assisting and Caring for People with Dementia

Outcomes: By the end of the session learners will be able to: 

1. Recognise what is Dementia?
2. Role and responsibilities in supporting an individual with Dementia
3. Discuss Dementia
4. Understand Legislation and regulations

Learning outcome 1. Recognise what is Dementia?

LO1.1 Understand the classifications of Dementia
LO1.2 Recognise signs, symptoms and condition of Alzheimer’s disease
LO1.3 Recognise signs, symptoms and condition of Vascular dementia
LO1.4 Recognise signs, symptoms and condition of Dementia with Lewy Bodies
LO1.5 Recognise signs, symptoms and condition of Fronto-Temporal Dementia (FLD)
LO1.6 Understand some of the risk factors affecting the chance of developing dementia

Learning outcome 2. Role and responsibilities in supporting an individual with Dementia

LO2.1 Understand the implications of living with Dementia
LO2.2 Recognise the skills required in caring for someone with Dementia 
LO2.3 Recognise approaches and ways of working that can help
LO2.4 Understand the importance of diet and meals
LO2.5 Understand why monitoring hearing and sight help individuals with different types of dementia.
LO2.6 Understand the importance of a healthy Body
LO2.7 Understand the support of doctors and types of medication used with dementia.
LO2.8 Understand the importance of keeping warm and maintaining their home.

Learning Outcome 3. Discuss Dementia

LO3.1 Supporting the adaptation of the Environment
LO3.2 Understand ways and approaches with Communication with Dementia
LO3.3 Provide support for Dementia and Infection Control
LO3.4 Support individuals with Dementia through the seasons
LO3.5 Understand how to support individuals while maintaining dignity and respect
LO3.6 Understand the importance of Memory Boxes.

Learning outcome 4. Understand Legislation and regulations

LO4.1 Understand the safeguarding vulnerable groups act 2006
LO4.2 Understands the Human Rights Act 1998
LO4.3 Understand discrimination and abuse

  • Dementia Interpreter Feedback Form
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) web link
  • AT Dementia website link
  • Age UK Website with information on Dementia link
  • Alzheimer's Society website link
  • CQC website link
  • Cae Inspectorate Scotland website link
  • Care Information Scotland website link
  • Coronavirus COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Dementia Action Alliance link
  • Dementia And Oral Health - Caregiving Tips from Colgate
  • Dementia Friends information website link
  • Dementia UK website link
  • Dental care page of the Alzheimers Society website
  • Dental problems and their management in patients with dementia from the British Dental Association
  • Factsheet: Dental care and oral health from Alzheimers Society
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Mental Capacity Act (2005) Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: England 2015-16, Official Statistics
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • NHS website on Dementia link
  • Oral Health and Dementia: Obstacles, Assessments, and Management of Patients with Dementia
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Skills for Care Website
  • Skills for Care Website
  • Skills for Health Website
  • The Dementia Action Alliance Website link
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet
What is CPD and why is having Certified CPD important?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and is required in many business sectors. Even if you do not require a set CPD credit level, having Certifed CPD ensures the quality of training. ProTrainings are the highest gold standard of CPD ensuring that all courses are externally verified and mapped to the highest levels.

What training courses do you offer and how are they delivered?

We offer a full range of training courses across all business sectors as video online, blended and nationwide at your business or our local training centres. With over 300 courses you can learn at a time and place that meets your busy schedules and save money on travel and costs away from the office.

What is "SCORM ready" and will courses run on a LMS?

SCORM Ready means that online courses can run on any compatible Learning Management System (LMS). SCORM courses run seamlessly on your existing LMS system without a separate login so staff only login using the existing company system. ProTrainings online courses have an advanced SCORM ready system to give more features than any other company.

Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

Do you sell PPE, infection control products and medical equipment?

Yes, we sell a full range of PPE, infection control products to keep you and your workplace safe.  We also sell a full range of medical equipment and first aid supplies. Visit our store at

Can I take this course virtually online with a real instructor?

Yes, this course can be taken virtually. The course is taught thought our virtual learning platform and a Zoom link.  The course is taught by a real instructor online and you can interact with the instructor, ask questions just like a face to face lesson but without the travelling. Testing is carried out using our interactive online tests and you receive the same certificate at the end as you would with a face to face lesson. Contact us for more information and to see if this is available for you.

Are your courses Endorsed?

Yes, all ProTrainings courses are Endorsed by TQUK in addition to other approvals and endorsements to give you a quality compliant qualification for your courses whatever delivery method you take.

Why do I need accredited training courses?

Whether you are employed, running a business or taking training for other reasons, you need to ensure the course is trustworthy and will pass due diligence checks.  Taking courses that are accredited gives you peace of mind of the quality, compliance and that your certificate will be accepted. Choosing ISO companies to ensure they are externally verified.

Are courses all online or can I take a blended or class course locally?

Most of our courses are available as online or classroom-based at a training centre locally.  We can also send an instructor to your business to save travel and tailor the course to your business.  To save time and money you can take most courses in a blended format with online and class training.

What People are Saying

“Very good thanks you”

- Marina from Essex

“This Training is Indeed a Professional Standard. I learnt so much from this online Pro-training and I must say that I improved immensely on the knowledge of Dementia and Care giving.”

- Stephen, Student from Wales
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