• Level 2
  • 2-3 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Dementia Awareness Training

This dementia awareness training course aims to increase delegates knowledge of dementia, ideal for anyone working or living with someone with dementia.

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This dementia awareness training course aims to increase delegates knowledge of dementia, ideal for anyone working or living with someone with dementia.

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Course Summary

  • Discuss what is Dementia, the theoretical models, common types, causes and an individual’s experience of Dementia
  • Examine how to promote well-being in individuals
  • Review the roles of carers and others in the support of individuals
  • Consider the importance of a Person Centred Approach
  • Consider the factors that can influence communication and interactions
  • Review and appreciate the importance of diversity of individuals
  • Examine the ways of working with a range of individuals to ensure diverse needs are met

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    Where Do You Deliver The Dementia Awareness Training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in Stoke on Trent, London, Swindon, Epsom & York if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). Furthermore, we can deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practicals.

    How long will the training last?

    The training will last 2-3 hours. We provide a range of time to account for variable factors such as delegates' underlying knowledge and competence, class interaction, engagement, and reduced delegate numbers. If the course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure meeting all learning outcomes.

    How Many Delegates Can I Have On One Session?

    We will deliver this training for a group of up to 12 delegates. For larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.

    Who Will Conduct The Training?

    One of our expert tutors. These al have have abundance of first hand care experience experience and knowledge - so you'll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

Dementia Awareness Training Course

This dementia awareness training course aims to increase delegates’ knowledge of dementia, ideal for anyone working or living with someone with dementia. If you are interested in dementia awareness training, please visit this link.

In the UK and around the world, Dementia is an increasingly prevalent and powerful challenge affecting millions of lives.

According to recent statistics, in the UK alone, there are approximately 850,000 people living with Dementia, with this number expected to soar to over one million by 2025 [Alzheimer’s Society, 2014]. It is estimated that dementia costs the UK economy £26 billion per year. This includes the cost of healthcare, social care, and lost productivity.

Globally, there are about 55 million people living with Dementia (the year 2020). This number is projected to triple by 2050, demanding urgent action to address this pressing issue[ Alzeimer’s Disease International].

  • Course Duration: 2- 3 hours
  • Course Level: Level 2
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: No

Course Overview: Dementia Awareness

This course will help you understand Dementia better. Dementia is a condition that affects the brain and memory. You’ll learn about different types of Dementia, like Alzheimer’s, and what causes them.

We’ll also talk about how Dementia can make people feel and act, so you can be more understanding and caring towards them. The training will show you ways to make them feel better and improve their emotional and physical health.

Communication is essential when caring for someone with Dementia. We will teach you how to talk to them and understand their feelings, even when it’s challenging.

Everyone is different, and we will show you how to respect and care for people from different cultures and backgrounds. Our caring and experienced tutors will be with you every step of the way. They will make sure you have a great learning experience.

Learning Resources

  • The course will use a variety of learning resources, including lectures, group discussions, case studies, and practical demonstrations.

Target Audience

The dementia awareness training is designed for all non-regulated frontline staff in the health and social care sector. The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about dementia, including healthcare professionals, family members, and friends of people with dementia. For online dementia awareness training, please visit this link. The Course is suitable for:

  • Activities workers
  • Assistant practitioners
  • Care assistants
  • Carers
  • Day care assistants
  • Domiciliary care workers
  • Healthcare support workers
  • Homecare workers
  • Maternity support workers
  • Nursing assistants
  • Personal assistants
  • Reablement assistants
  • Residential care workers
  • Senior homecare workers
  • Support workers
  • Volunteers
  • Other health or care assistant-related positions

Dementia Awareness Training Course Outline:

1: Understanding Dementia

  • In this section, attendees will be introduced to the definition of Dementia and explore various theoretical models and concepts related to the condition.
  • Participants will learn about the common types and causes of Dementia, including Alzheimer’s, Vascular Dementia, and Lewy body Dementia.
  • The module will also focus on gaining insights into the individual’s experience of Dementia, understanding the challenges they face, and the impact on their cognitive and emotional well-being.

 2: Promoting Well-being in Individuals with Dementia

  • This module emphasizes the significance of well-being in Dementia care. It provides practical strategies to enhance the mental, emotional, and physical well-being for individuals with Dementia.
  • Attendees will learn about different activities and interventions that can improve the daily lives and overall health of individuals with Dementia.

 3: Supporting Individuals with Dementia

  • In this section, we will review the roles of carers and support professionals in Dementia care, highlighting their key responsibilities and emphasizing the importance of effective collaboration and communication among caregivers.
  • We will discuss the Person-Centred Approach, focusing on how attendees can tailor care and support to meet individual needs and preferences.

4: Communication and Interactions

  • This module addresses the various factors that can influence communication with individuals with Dementia and provides effective communication strategies to use in different situations.
  • Attendees will learn how to overcome potential communication challenges that may arise in their interactions with individuals affected by Dementia.

 5: Appreciating Diversity in Dementia Care

  • Participants will recognize the importance of diversity in Dementia care, including cultural, social, and individual differences that can influence care provision.
  • We will explore ways to work with diverse needs to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all individuals.

Throughout this training, attendees will actively engage with these important topics. They will acquire knowledge and skills to actively provide compassionate and person-centered care to individuals living with dementia.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Define the term Dementia
  2. Explain Theoretical Models, Common Types, and Causes of
  3. Describe the experience of Dementia on Individuals
  4. Identify how to promote well being
  5. Identify and explain the roles of carers and others
  6. State the importance of applying Person Centred Approaches
  7. Describe the factors that can influence communication and interactions
  8. Compare and appreciate the importance of diversity and uniqueness
  9. Distinguish ways of working with a range of individuals to ensure diverse needs are met.

These learning outcomes aim to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide compassionate and effective care to individuals living with dementia.

Reason to Choose Caring for Care:

Caring for Care delivers training conducted by expert clinical tutors, who are experienced Nurses or Doctors with extensive clinical and complex care backgrounds.

With their wealth of knowledge and expertise, our team will ensure that you are in great hands throughout the training.

We provide you with the opportunity to learn about the assigned trainer in advance by visiting our meet the team page, allowing you to review their skills and experience.

Questions and Answers

What do you do in a dementia training course?

In dementia training, participants learn about various aspects related to dementia care and management. This typically includes:

  1. Understanding Dementia: Learning about what dementia is, its different types, and how it affects cognitive functions and daily living.
  2. Communication Techniques: Exploring effective ways to communicate with individuals who have dementia, considering their changing abilities and needs.
  3. Behavior Management: Gaining strategies to manage challenging behaviors often associated with dementia, such as agitation or wandering.
  4. Person-Centered Care: Emphasizing the importance of tailoring care approaches to each individual’s preferences, needs, and history.
  5. Safety and Environment: Identifying ways to create a safe and supportive environment for individuals with dementia, including fall prevention and minimizing confusion.
  6. Activities and Engagement: Learning how to provide meaningful activities and engage individuals with dementia to enhance their quality of life.
  7. Caregiver Well-being: Addressing the well-being of caregivers, teaching stress management, and providing resources for self-care.
  8. Medication and Health Management: Understanding the role of medications and healthcare management in dementia care.
  9. Legal and Ethical Considerations: Discussing legal and ethical aspects related to decision-making and providing care for individuals with dementia.
  10. Dementia Progression: Exploring the stages of dementia and how care needs evolve as the disease progresses.
  11. Support Services: Learning about available support services for individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

Will attending this training make me competent?

In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency – be very wary of anyone claiming they can.

Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency.

We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.

What equipment will you use for this training?

We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The training will be relevant and transferable. However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided.

Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.

Should dementia friends and family take dementia courses?

Absolutely, dementia friends and family members should consider taking dementia care courses. These courses offer valuable insights, practical skills, and a deeper understanding of how to provide effective care and support for individuals living with dementia.

Education helps friends and family members enhance their caregiving abilities, communicate more effectively, manage behavioral changes, and create a supportive environment.

Dementia courses empower friends and family to provide a better quality of life for their loved ones while managing the challenges associated with dementia.

How Can Dementia Care Training Help Caregivers?

Dementia care training equips caregivers with practical skills and knowledge to better understand and care for individuals with dementia, improving their quality of life and reducing caregiver stress.

Here are some of the gains:

  • Understanding them better: Dementia training helps caregivers understand how people with dementia change over time.
  • Communication: Caregivers learn ways to talk that make sense to people with dementia.
  • Dealing with Behavior: Training shows how to handle problems like being upset or confused.
  • Making Places Safe: Caregivers make homes safe and comfy for people with dementia.
  • Feeling Less Worried: Learning helps caregivers worry less and handle feelings better when caring for someone with dementia.

What is a dementia care and awareness course about?

The dementia care and awareness course is designed to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills for effectively caring for individuals living with dementia.

This dementia course aims to increase awareness about dementia, its impact on individuals and their families, and how to provide compassionate and person-centered care.

Participants will learn about communication strategies, behavior management, creating dementia-friendly environments, legal and ethical considerations, and the importance of caregiver well-being. This training equips attendees with the tools needed to enhance the quality of life for individuals with dementia and support their caregivers.

What is brain training?

Brain training means doing activities that help make your brain work better. These activities can be games, puzzles, or challenges that make you think and remember things.

Brain training is like exercise for your brain to keep it strong and sharp. It’s believed that doing brain training regularly can help improve your memory and thinking skills.

How Does Brain Training Benefit People with Dementia?

Brain training for people with dementia involves engaging in mental exercises and activities designed to stimulate cognitive functions. While brain training might not reverse or cure dementia, it can provide several potential benefits:
  • Slowing Cognitive Decline: Keeping the brain active can help slow cognitive decline, preserving abilities longer.
  • Memory Enhancement: Specific activities improve memory, aiding information retention and recall.
  • Attention and Focus Improvement: Brain training can enhance attention and focus, important in later dementia stages.
  • Problem-Solving Boost: Puzzles and games maintain critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Mood Uplift: Enjoyable activities yield accomplishment and satisfaction, promoting positivity.
  • Quality of Life Enhancement: Engagement fosters purpose, elevating the overall quality of life.
  • Delayed Functional Decline: While not preventing decline, it might delay the loss of certain abilities, maintaining independence.

You can enroll in our online dementia awareness training to help you assist people living with dementia. Start here.

Mental and health dementia training course?

Mental and health dementia training provides specialised education for caregivers. It covers effective communication, behavior management, and creating supportive environments, addressing the cognitive and physical aspects of dementia care. This comprehensive training equips participants to provide compassionate, well-rounded care for individuals living with dementia