Dementia Awareness Training Course

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  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate course duration of 2 hours
  • Downloadable certificate on completion
  • 100% online training

This online dementia awareness training course explains what dementia is. It identifies several types of dementia and looks at the many different kinds of help that are needed by people with dementia.

Our dementia awareness course explains how people living with dementia can maintain a good quality of life. It covers tools that can help a person with memory problems and day-to-day tasks. It also outlines the importance of exercise, the need for social interaction and discusses the need for independence.

The approximate duration of this online training course is 2 hours. Since the course is online, you can complete the training at a time which is suitable for you. You may also read and study the materials for as long as you need to before sitting the assessment.

What is dementia?

Dementia is not a disease. It is a set of symptoms caused by a range of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. These symptoms include memory loss, confusion, mood swings and hallucinations. Dementia is a common cause of death for both men and women. It is more common in older people but can also affect someone as young as 30 or 40.

This loss of cognitive functioning will affect 1 in 3 people within their lifetime, according to Alzheimer’s Association. Dementia can have severe physical, psychological, social and economic impacts, not only on people living with it, but also on carers and family members.

In our dementia awareness e-learning course, you’ll gain an understanding of what dementia is, all the different types of dementia and a lot more. You can also view what the course covers in the course topics listed below.

Why is Dementia Awareness training important?

In 2021 around 900,000 people were living with dementia in the UK. One person will develop dementia every three minutes this year.

If you are a carer who supports people with dementia, you need an awareness of the condition so that you can show compassion and understanding. You are likely to experience behaviour that you find difficult to understand, so you need to know the best way to respond. With our online training, you’ll learn how to respond appropriately.

If you are a care worker who does not work with dementia sufferers, then an awareness of the condition means you can spot early signs and discuss them with your manager. Our course covers what signs to look out for.

Who is Dementia Awareness training for?

This Dementia Awareness online training course is for everyone involved in Adult Health and Social Care. It covers part of the essential knowledge required by Care Certificate Standard 9 – Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability.

Whatever your role in health care, this course will give you the confidence to care for people with dementia. With training at just £15 per person, dementia awareness training will benefit almost anyone. There’s a high chance you’ll have a family member or friend with dementia who’ll benefit from your increased knowledge of the condition.

What are the learning outcomes for the Dementia Awareness course?

After completing the course you will be able to:

  • Define dementia and outline the prevalence of dementia in the UK.
  • Describe 4 types of dementia and other conditions that cause the same symptoms.
  • Outline common approaches to medication for dementia.
  • Describe non-drug therapies for dementia.
  • Explain the physical care needs of a person with dementia.
  • Outline non-physical care needs.
  • Identify sources of support for people with dementia and their carers.
  • Describe the main laws that apply to dementia care.

When do I get my Dementia Awareness training certificate?

Certificate Example

After you pass the online assessment, you’ll receive your dementia awareness certificate immediately. You’ll gain access to your certificate which can be saved, downloaded, and printed whenever you see fit.

Our dementia awareness course conforms to CPD guidelines. The CPD Certification Service has accredited the courses.

Your certificate will include the CPD Certification Service logo, so you can use it to provide evidence of Dementia Awareness training.

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How long is the certificate valid for?

Your Dementia Awareness certificate has no expiry date. However, we recommend that refresher training should be taken every 2 years so that your knowledge of dementia is maintained to a high standard. This recommended renewal date will be on your certificate.

Example Screens from the Dementia Awareness course

Below are screenshots taken from the online training. The screens are simple, accessible, and designed so that the information is easy to digest.

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What does the Dementia Awareness course cover?

The Dementia Awareness training course contains the following 11 topics:

1 – What is Dementia?

The first topic explains why you need to be aware of dementia issues. It also identifies how many people in the UK have dementia. Finally, it describes symptoms that are common to most types of dementia.

2 – Alzheimer’s Disease

The second topic is about Alzheimer’s disease. It covers the prevalence, causes, symptoms and progression of the disease.

3 – Vascular Dementia

The third topic is about vascular dementia. It describes three types of this form of dementia.

4 – Frontotemporal Dementia

Topic 4 covers frontotemporal dementia. It also outlines the prevalence, causes and symptoms of this disease.

5 – Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Topic 5 describes Dementia with Lewy Bodies. The topic identifies the cause of the disease and outlines how it relates to Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Finally, it also explains the symptoms of Dementia with Lewy Bodies.

6 – Other Conditions Related To Dementia

Topic 6 outlines other diseases that cause dementia symptoms. This includes conditions that can look like dementia but are treatable. Finally, the topic explains why it is important to recognise the early signs of dementia.

7 – Dementia Medication

Topic 7 describes two types of medicine that are often used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. It also covers medicines used to treat other types of dementia.

8 – Other Dementia Support and Treatment

Topic 8 outlines the differences between the medical model and the social model of disability and describes person-centred care. You will learn about tools that can help a person with memory problems and how to help someone with day-to-day tasks. The topic also discusses language difficulties and challenging behaviour of dementia sufferers. Finally, the topic outlines non-drug treatments.

9 – Physical Care Needs for Dementia

Topic 9 describes how you can help people with physical care needs.

10 – Social and Emotional Needs for Dementia

Topic 10 explains the importance of exercise and meaningful activity. You will learn about the need for social interaction, and why sex and intimacy may still be important for people with dementia. The topic also discusses people’s need for independence, privacy, respect and freedom from fear.

11 – The Law and Dementia

The final topic identifies the articles in the Human Rights Act that are relevant to dementia care. It explains data protection rules that applyies in dementia care. Finally it identifies other relevant UK laws.

Dementia Awareness online course assessment

Once you have completed the eleven dementia awareness course topics, you can take the assessment. The questions change each time you take the assessment. As a result, the training is suitable for both initial and refresher training.

You can take the assessment as often as you like. You will get feedback so you can learn from mistakes and grow your knowledge of dementia for the next attempt.

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Why online training is the best option

It doesn’t matter how many employees you enrol onto our training courses, every staff member will receive the same training. This means you won’t ever have to worry about consistency or reliability. Questions and meaningful activities maximise retention of course content, and the training is available to participants whenever they like.

As our dementia awareness course is only £15 per person, it’s affordable for almost any business or individual. Discounts are available when you buy training courses in bulk. This information is displayed in the content block on the left-hand side.

Why i2Comply for dementia awareness training?

I2Comply’s dementia awareness course is interactive, and truly engaging. The topic content thoroughly prepares you for the assessment. The course includes high-quality audio narration.

When you buy a course licence from us, it won’t expire until it is used. There are many benefits that come with this, but the biggest is the opportunity to save money. You can take advantage of the bulk purchase discounts by buying multiple courses, and your staff can complete them at any time, even if this is weeks or months later.

Since the course is online, there are no set times to take the assessment. Staff members can learn on whatever days fit in with their daily work. This is very different to a classroom-based training course.

Questions on our dementia awareness course?

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