Learn to become a Dementia Interpreter®
CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Dementia Interpreter® at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 46 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

The Dementia Interpreter® community edition video online course is exclusive to ProTrainings.  To understand what a Dementia Interpreter® is, we need to first understand what the words mean.

Dementia: An umbrella term for over 100 diseases associated with the decline of brain function.

Interpreter: A person that interprets and translates, speech and communication into another language.

Dementia is a word that everyone knows, and for most of us, this word is feared. The major challenge that we have with dementia is that no one is prepared for this disease and most families have no knowledge of it. This lack of knowledge needs to change.

The ‘worldwide’ Dementia Interpreter® network is committed to reconnecting families by teaching them the language of dementia and ensuring that the person's voice is always heard.  Sometimes the most obvious change is so simple that we just can’t see it, and this is where the art of dementia conversations is needed. 

As the brain loses the ability to speak as it would normally, it will find new ways to compensate and begins to invent a new language.  Dementia Interpreters® are people that are committed to learning the language of dementia and sharing it.  They start their ‘career of speech’ by being placed in the same situation as people with dementia.  We take away their ability to speak, see, hear, and use body language so they are forced to find new ways to communicate.  They feel firsthand, the isolation, frustration and anxiety experienced by those that have dementia.  Communication is at the heart of dementia care and Dementia Interpreters will help everyone to build the pathway that connects us again to the person.

The Dementia Interpreters® network is built to serve these families in need and is committed to building the world’s first ‘Dementia Dictionary’ that will be freely given to the people we serve via a digital platform.  The Dementia Dictionary is the ‘dementia language guidebook’ where people can reference behaviours, actions, noises and body language that have been translated into our language.  This will be built only by the whole Dementia Interpreter network and will not be one person’s opinion or viewpoint and therefore will be thorough and continually developing.  The Dementia Interpreters® will network and discuss descriptions of behaviours within the Interpreter forum to accurately translate these into the new language and then the answers will be given freely to the world.

"The course was brilliant, the experiential videos that were on there were brilliant, the gentleman taking the class actually taught me my train the trainer from yourselves a couple of years ago. All the modules really drill down into what staff should be aware of.

Also, the two lady’s in the videos have also come to our head office and delivered training as well from time to time. They were brilliant. The whole thing was brilliant. Truly made me think, and the way what happened in the exercise was talked through afterwards in great relevant detail."

Shaun - Cephas Alpha Group

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 staff
  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Faimiles

This course comes with 2.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hour and 46 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.

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Communication
  • Attitude
  • Words and Terms
  • Making Changes
  • Changing Circumstances
  • Body Language
  • Experiential Training Introduction
  • Changes Over Time
  • Questions
  • Experiential Training
  • Conclusion
  • Dementia Interpreter Feedback Form
  • Cae Inspectorate Scotland website link
  • Care Information Scotland website link
  • Skills for Care Website
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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.

Can I continue my Dementia Interpreter® journey

Yes, you can progress your Dementia Interpreter® journey from a level 1 to level 5. Contact us for more information to continue your understanding of the language of Dementia.

Is this online course the genuine Dementia Interpreter® course?

Yes, the Dementia Interpreter® community edition is available exclusively from ProTrainings and completing it will give you access to the official Dementia Interpreter® course and Dementia Dictionary®. 

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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.

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.

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