Dementia Awareness

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  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration of 2 hours
  • Downloadable certificate on completion

Our Dementia Awareness online training course explains what dementia is, the types of dementia and looks at the many different kinds of help that are needed by people with dementia.

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 and you need to know the best way to respond to that behaviour.

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 pass information about that on to other care professionals.

This Dementia Awareness online training course has been certified by The Continuing Professional Development Certification Service (CPD).

Who is it for?

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

When do I get my certificate?

When you have successfully passed the course you will be able to download and print your certificate straight away.

As this Dementia Awareness online training course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service your certificate will contain the CPD logo and can be used to provide evidence for compliance.

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What does the course cover?

The Dementia Awareness online training course contains the following 11 topics and includes an assessment:

What is Dementia?

  • Why you need an awareness of dementia
  • The prevalence of dementia
  • The symptoms that are common to most types of dementia

Alzheimer’s Disease

  • The prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease
  • What happens to the brain of someone with Alzheimer’s
  • Typical Alzheimer’s symptoms and how they progress

Vascular Dementia

  • The prevalence of vascular dementia
  • Changes in the brain that occur with three types of vascular dementia
  • The symptoms of vascular dementia

Frontotemporal Dementia

  • The prevalence of frontotemporal dementia
  • What causes this type of dementia
  • The symptoms of three different types of frontotemporal dementia

Dementia with Lewy Bodies

  • The prevalence of Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  • The cause of the disease and how it relates to Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease
  • The symptoms of Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Other Conditions Related To Dementia

  • Diseases other which can cause dementia symptoms
  • Health conditions that can look like dementia but are treatable
  • Why it is important to recognise the early signs of dementia


  • Two types of medicines that are often prescribed for Alzheimer’s disease
  • Medicines used to treat other types of dementia

Other Support and Treatment

  • Distinguish between the medical model and the social model of disability
  • Aspects of person-centred care
  • Tools that can help a person with memory problems
  • Techniques to help someone who has dementia to carry out day-to day tasks
  • How to help someone who has language difficulties
  • The causes of challenging behaviour and ways to reduce it
  • Professional non-drug therapies available to help people with dementia

Physical Care Needs

  • How you can support people with dementia

Social and Emotional Needs

  • The importance of exercise and meaningful activities
  • The need for social interaction
  • Why sex and intimacy may still be important for people with dementia
  • People’s need for independence, privacy, respect and freedom from fear

The Law and Dementia

  • The articles in the Human Rights Act that are relevant to dementia care
  • How the Data Protection Act applies in dementia care
  • Other relevant UK legislation


The assessment is generated from question banks so that the questions change each time a candidate takes the assessment – making the training suitable for initial and refresher training.

There is no limit on the number of attempts at the assessment and informative feedback is given so candidates can learn from their incorrect responses.

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