Online 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, identifies several types of dementia and looks at the many different kinds of help that are needed by people with dementia.

The Dementia Awareness course also explains how people living with dementia can still maintain a good quality of life. It covers tools that can help a person with memory problems and day-to-day tasks. It 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.

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.

Why is Dementia Awareness training important?

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

If you are a carer or a care worker who supports individuals 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 to that behaviour.

Even if you are a carer or a care worker who does not work with dementia sufferers, then you still need an awareness of the condition so you can spot early signs and discuss them with other care professionals.

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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, our Dementia Awareness Course will give you knowledge and therefore confidence in caring for people with dementia.

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

When you have passed the online Dementia Awareness course you can download and print your certificate.

All of our courses conform 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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Example Screens from the Dementia Awareness course

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What does the Dementia Awareness course cover?

The Dementia 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 and if your role doesn’t include work with dementia sufferers, then you still need an explains how it relates to Parkinson’s disease.

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 applys in dementia care. Finally it identifies other relevant UK laws.

Online Dementia Awareness Assessment

Once you have completed the eleven 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. The course gives feedback so candidates can learn from mistakes.

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