This course is for all healthcare professionals who need to refresh or improve their current understanding of the umbrella term of Dementia. Exploring some myths and uncovering latest truths from research.


There are over 850,000 people living with Dementia in the UK. The continued increase in life expectancy mean this figure is expected to rise annually (2019). Dementia is not a normal part of the ageing process and people can live well with the condition. Through the application of person centred support and care, it is possible for those living with the disease to live meaningful lives. This course further explores the need for good nutrition and hydration to support those living with dementia.

This Dementia Awareness Training Course will provide you with knowledge of Dementia and ensure you have the latest updates on advancements and treatments.


By the end of this course, delegates will be able to understand:

  • The term dementia and what it means
  • The main diseases which cause dementia
  • How to recognise the early and later signs of dementia
  • The importance of early diagnosis
  • The stigma around Dementia
  • The theory of person-centred dementia care and how to put this into practice
  • The importance of involving family members and offering support
  • How to communicate appropriately with someone with dementia
  • How to care for someone who is displaying challenging behaviour
  • The role of medication
  • The key principles of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards


  • Dementia Facts
  • Anatomy of the Brain
  • Main Types of Dementia
  • Early Diagnosis
  • Later Symptoms & Behaviours
  • Changing Attitudes
  • Person-Centred Dementia Care
  • Person-Centred Care in Practice
  • Challenging Behaviours
  • The Mental Capacity Act


Dementia Awareness is a 1-day training course. This course has been designed to provide front-line care and support staff with confidence when supporting people living with the different types of dementia. Helping to ensure that frontline staff feel more competent to provide the best person centred care and support a for those diagnosed and living with dementia to live meaningful lives, tailored to their individual needs

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