Dementia has the potential to be one of the most cripplingly debilitating and distressing disorders any individual can face in their lifetime. The term itself covers a wide range of conditions which in most cases lead to a similarly damaging effect on the brain – perhaps the most commonly known of all is Alzheimer’s disease. Delivering the highest possible care standards for dementia patients / service users takes a very specific skill set and a deeper understanding of the condition itself – precisely what our Dementia Awareness Training course has been designed to begin building.
The mechanics and intricacies of dementia are immensely complicated – our course serves as an important introduction to the subject covering symptoms, causes and how to effectively approach, work with and care for those suffering from the various stages of dementia. Any individual who may come into contact with dementia patients / service users during their working lives could benefit enormously from this course. By shedding essential light on exactly what dementia is and how it effects the lives of those it effects and their loved ones, the course better-enables carers and other professionals to deliver a much higher standard of genuinely productive and empathetic care.
- Dementia defined
- Early signs and symptoms
- Risk factors
- Challenging behaviour
- Memory loss and loss of inhibitions
- Importance of stimulation / sensation
- Sensory loss
- Working with those with Dementia
- Summary and evaluation
Assessment & Certification
For delegates looking to further enhance their understanding and competencies, we also offer a nationally accredited qualification entitled the Level 2 Award in Dementia Awareness RQF (QCF) or the Level 2 Award in Dementia Care. Please get in touch with the team to discuss your specific needs and the level of training required.
For distance learning course options or additional accreditation, please consider the following course (s):
Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia (RQF (QCF))
Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care (RQF (QCF))