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Dementia Awareness


Dementia is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Dementia is a chronic progressive problem of cognition - which is failure of the brain’s functions.

Course Objectives

This course is designed for any individual or staff member living or working with dementia sufferers in a personal, medical, health or social care setting. It covers the umbrella syndrome that includes associated conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, and provides a greater awareness of the conditions and their management.


  • Introduction
  • Defining dementia
  • The importance of diagnosis
  • Common types of dementia and their causes
  • Common signs and symptoms of dementia
  • Working with family and friends
  • Protecting the individual from harm
  • Maintaining general health and well-being
  • Positive and effective communication
  • Medication and complimentary therapies
  • Roles, responsibilities and boundaries, relevant legislation and guidance


Costs: £ 40 + VAT pp
Duration:  1/2 Day
Delivery Method: Assignments

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