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Dementia Awareness

Dementia Awareness

Dementia AwarenessThe dementia awareness training course allows staff to have an understanding of the various conditions which will help them give better care for the person with dementia.

Dementia is a term used to describe various different brain disorders that have in common a loss of brain function that is usually progressive and eventually severe. There are over 100 different types of dementia. The most common are Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.

It is estimated that there are nearly one million people in the UK living with dementia. One in three people born in the UK this year will develop dementia in their lifetime. There are significantly more female dementia sufferers than males, this may be due to the fact that females live longer than males.

Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.

Course Syllabus:

  • Definition of dementia.
  • Causes of dementia.
  • Care of dementia sufferers.
  • Memory problems and disorientation.
  • Aggression.
  • Sleep disturbance.
  • Incontinence.
  • Wandering and falls.
  • Communication difficulties.
  • Psychotic features.
  • Malnutrition.

Course length: 4 hrs.

Qualification: Dementia awareness certificate.

Care standard: Standard 9

Cost: £40 per person + VAT on open courses.

£40 per person + VAT (min charge of £240 + VAT) for in-house courses.

Click here to download dementia course syllabus.