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Dementia Awareness

Dementia Awareness

This is a Virtual Course

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This module aims to raise carers’ understanding about the lived experience of a person with dementia, looking at the person first and then exploring simple techniques to help keep the person with dementia independent for longer.

On completion of this Virtual College course you will be able to: •Reflect on personal and professional values

Reflect on and explore ways of improving interactions with a person with dementia •

Explore the lived experience of a person who has memory loss and recognition difficulties

Learn simple techniques on how to support a person with dementia and their carers

Explore relevant legislation and how it applies to the support offered to a person with dementia

Access further accessible information about the different types of dementia

Understand the importance of encouraging the recording and sharing of information to improve the quality of life for a person with dementia


Lesson Plan

Welcome and Learning Objectives

Lived Experience - Understanding and Responding

Emotions and Behaviour - Understanding and Responding •Legislation and Guidelines

Types of Dementia

Summary and Progression

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Questions & Answers

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at anyone supporting someone with Dementia or their carers.

What will be studied?

•Welcome and Learning Objectives •Lived Experience - Understanding and Responding •Emotions and Behaviour - Understanding and Responding •Legislation and Guidelines •Types of Dementia •Summary and Progression

Does the course lead to a qualification?

On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

This is a virtual course. You can view more details, or purchase the course online.

Course details

  • Attendance: Virtual Course
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  • Course Fees: £30.00 + VAT
  • Venue: E Learning - Online learning -You can do your course from home or work
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  • Qualification Name: Dementia Awareness
  • Awarding Body: The content of this Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Contact Information


This is a virtual course. You can view more details, or purchase the course online.

You can also download a printable application form (PDF 209KB).

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