• Level 3
  • 12 Hours Duration
  • 3 Year Certificate

Dementia Train the Trainer

This Dementia train the trainer course is ideal for those looking to start teaching dementia awareness courses or anyone looking to refresh their own teaching skills and content in relation to dementia training.

Gain the required skills

The Dementia train the trainer course is ideal for those looking to start teaching dementia awareness courses or anyone looking to refresh their own teaching skills and content in relation to dementia training.

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Course Summary

  • Understanding dementia
  • Common types of dementia
  • How the brain is affected
  • Causes and symptoms
  • Person centred care
  • Communication
  • Learning about the persons past
  • Care planning
  • The role of friends and relatives
  • Building relationships
  • Equality and diversity in dementia
  • Recognise and help prevent abuse
  • Non-verbal communication

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14/10 - 15/10/2024






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Dementia Care Trainer FAQs

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    Do I need to have prior knowledge before attending this course?

    Absolutely. You need to have prior knowledge and competence within the subject.  Additionally, this course is to teach you to deliver your own course on the subject, not to teach you the subject itself.

    Will I have to conduct a microteach?

    Yes you will. You will be required to conduct a minimum 15 minute microteach during the course to the rest of the class.

    Can I purchase the presentations and materials to use in my own courses?

    Yes you can, Just ask a member of staff and they can run you through the whole process!

    Where Do You Deliver Training?

    We can deliver this Train the Trainer course at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in the Midlands if you don't have access to a training room. We are also able to run this as a Virtual course. In addition, our open courses will be held at specific venues, for a list of available dates/venues please see the full list below.

    How Do You Deliver The Training?

    We will deliver the dementia awareness train the trainer at your premises for a group of up to 8 delegates. Also, we offer open courses for individuals which can be booked below if available.

    Who Is This Training For?

    Kindly note, this training is for anyone who wishes to run their own training courses within this specific subject.

    Who Can I Teach After Attending This Course?

    Please note you can only teach “inhouse” staff. Furthermore, If you wish to train delegates outside of your organisation you will need a Level 3 Award in Education and Training or a teaching qualification.

    How Many delegates can I have on one session?

    We will run this course for a maximum of 8 delegates – however, 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 who have an abundance of training and assessing experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! In addition, 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 Train the Trainer

Attending our dementia awareness train the trainer course ensures you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver effective and successful dementia awareness training. This train the trainer course will enhance your ability to deliver high-quality dementia awareness training to your workplace staff and combine different teaching styles to create an engaging learning environment.

Throughout the course, you will not only gain a deep understanding of dementia but also develop the necessary skills to communicate this knowledge effectively to diverse audiences. The emphasis is not just on the information itself, but on how to convey it in a manner that resonates with your colleagues, making the training sessions engaging and memorable. You’ll be well-prepared to create an inclusive and dynamic learning environment. Also, you will have the confidence to adapt your training approach to suit the unique needs of your workplace staff or other organisations, making the information accessible and relevant to everyone.

Our dementia train the trainer course are taught by training experts. They bring a wealth of real-world experience to the sessions, providing you with valuable perspectives on effective training methodologies. They will also support your journey, providing ongoing resources and assistance even after the course completion.

Importantly, you will have the privilege to network and meet with like-minded individuals like yourself who are passionate about professional growth and making a meaningful impact within the field of dementia.

Course Duration and Content Outline

This course is run over 2 days, during this you will learn how to teach and assess the following

key areas:

  • Understanding dementia
  • Common types of dementia
  • How the brain is affected
  • Causes and symptoms
  • Person centred care
  • Communication
  • Learning about the persons past
  • Care planning
  • The role of friends and relatives
  • Building relationships
  • Equality and diversity in dementia
  • Recognise and help prevent abuse
  • Non-verbal communication


MUST have prior knowledge of dementia before attending this course.

Dementia Trainer Course Outline

Module 1: Understanding Dementia

Dementia is a complex and multifaceted condition that affects thinking, memory, and behaviour. It’s not simply about forgetting things; it’s a progressive decline in cognitive abilities that interferes with daily life. This aspect comes with great interaction with colleagues and our trainer(s) as you know the ‘why’ of dementia awareness. This understanding empowers you to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of dementia, its prevalence, and its impact on individuals, families, and communities.
  • Debunk common myths and misconceptions surrounding dementia, ensuring accurate and informed perspectives.
  • Explore the journey of dementia, from diagnosis to progression and palliative care, providing a holistic understanding of the disease.

Module 2: Common Types of Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for about 60-80% of cases. Other common types include vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal dementia. This module is important for learning different types of dementia as a dementia trainer, and so you will:

  • Delve into the characteristics, symptoms, and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, the most prevalent form of dementia.
  • Understand the causes, risk factors, and management strategies for vascular dementia, another common type of dementia.
  • Explore other forms of dementia, including Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and mixed dementia, broadening your knowledge base.

Module 3: How the Brain is Affected

Dementia is caused by changes in the brain, such as the loss of brain cells, damage to nerve connections, and the build-up of abnormal proteins. These changes affect the brain’s ability to send and receive messages, leading to cognitive impairments. Module 3 (how the brain is affected) of the dementia train the trainer course will let you:

  • Uncover the intricate structure and function of the healthy brain, laying the foundation for understanding dementia.
  • Discover the pathological changes that occur in the brain associated with dementia, gaining insights into disease mechanisms.
  • Comprehend the impact of brain changes on cognitive abilities and behaviour, enabling informed care approaches.

Module 4: Causes and Symptoms

The exact causes of dementia are not fully understood, but there are several risk factors, including age, genetic predisposition, and lifestyle factors. Symptoms of dementia vary depending on the type and severity of the condition, but common signs include memory loss, difficulty with language, problems with thinking and judgement, and changes in mood and behaviour. In the dementia train the trainer course, this aspect will allow you:

  • Identify the potential risk factors and causes of dementia, empowering you to address modifiable risk factors.
  • Recognise the early signs and symptoms of dementia, facilitating timely diagnosis and intervention.
  • Explore the various assessment and diagnostic tools used for dementia, ensuring accurate identification.

Module 5: Person-Centred Care

Person-centred care is an approach to dementia care that focuses on the individual’s needs, preferences, and values. It aims to promote independence, dignity, and well-being, and it involves collaboration between the person with dementia, their family, and healthcare professionals. In this person-centred care for dementia patient, the dementia trainer course will allow you:

  • Master the principles and benefits of person-centred care, a cornerstone of effective dementia management.
  • Learn how to tailor care approaches to individual needs and preferences, prioritising personalised support.
  • Develop strategies to promote independence, dignity, and well-being in dementia care, fostering a positive living experience.

Module 6: Communication

Effective communication is crucial for supporting individuals with dementia. It’s important to use simple language, speak slowly and clearly, avoid jargon, and pay attention to non-verbal cues. Our dementia train-the-trainer course will let you:

  • Acquire effective communication techniques for interacting with individuals with dementia, bridging the communication gap.
  • Understand and overcome common communication challenges in dementia, ensuring meaningful interactions.
  • Adapt communication styles to individual needs and preferences, fostering empathetic and supportive connections.

Module 7: Learning about the Person’s Past

Understanding an individual’s life history, cultural background, and personal preferences is essential for providing personalised care. This knowledge can be used to create meaningful connections, tailor activities, and make decisions that are consistent with the person’s values and beliefs. Knowing this aspect in the dementia training course you empower you to:

  • Appreciate the importance of understanding an individual’s life history and cultural background in dementia care.
  • Learn how to gather information about a person’s past to inform care planning and personalise interactions.
  • Utilise the person’s past experiences to create meaningful connections and enhance care, fostering a sense of identity and belonging.

Module 8: Care Planning

Care planning is an ongoing process that involves developing and implementing a plan to address the individual’s needs and preferences. It should be flexible and adaptable, and it should involve the person with dementia, their family, and healthcare professionals. In our dementia training course for trainers, you will:

  • Develop comprehensive care plans that address the individual’s unique needs and preferences, ensuring tailored support.
  • Effectively involve individuals with dementia, families, and caregivers in the care planning process, promoting collaboration and empowerment.
  • Implement strategies to support individuals with dementia in their daily lives, enhancing their quality of life and independence.

Module 9: The Role of Friends and Relatives

Friends and relatives play a vital role in supporting individuals with dementia. They can provide companionship, practical assistance, and emotional support.

  • Recognise the crucial role of friends and relatives in supporting individuals with dementia, emphasising their significance in the care network.
  • Gain practical guidance on building and maintaining positive relationships with individuals with dementia, fostering meaningful connections.
  • Learn effective strategies for supporting caregivers and managing stress, ensuring their well-being and effectiveness in their caregiving role.

Module 10: Building Relationships

Building trusting and supportive relationships with individuals with dementia is essential for providing effective care. It involves showing empathy, respecting their individuality, and creating a sense of security and belonging. Our dementia training for trainers course will let you:

  • Master the art of establishing trusting and supportive relationships with individuals with dementia, creating a positive and enriching environment.
  • Employ techniques to connect with individuals on a personal level, despite cognitive challenges, fostering genuine interactions.
  • Promote a sense of community and belonging for individuals with dementia, combating social isolation and enhancing their well-being.

Module 11: Equality and Diversity in Dementia

Dementia care should be culturally sensitive and equitable, addressing the specific needs of individuals from diverse backgrounds. This includes considering factors such as language, cultural beliefs, and socioeconomic status. The module in the dementia training the trainer course will let you:

  • Understand the impact of cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic factors on dementia care, ensuring equitable access and support.
  • Develop strategies to provide culturally sensitive and equitable dementia care, addressing the unique needs of diverse individuals and communities.
  • Implement culturally appropriate approaches to communication, care planning, and support services, fostering inclusivity and respect.

Module 12: Recognise and Help Prevent Abuse

Abuse can be a serious problem for individuals with dementia due to their cognitive vulnerabilities. It’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of abuse and to take steps to prevent it.

  • Equip yourself to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse in individuals with dementia, safeguarding their well-being and safety.
  • Understand the risk factors for abuse and learn how to prevent it, creating a protective environment for individuals with dementia.
  • Develop strategies to support individuals who have experienced abuse, promoting healing, empowerment, and justice.

Module 13: Non-verbal Communication

Non-verbal cues, such as facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice, can provide valuable insights into the thoughts, feelings, and needs of individuals with dementia. It’s important to pay attention to these cues and use them to inform communication and care approaches. In the final module of the dementia train the trainer course, you should be able to:

  • Enhance your ability to decode the nuances of non-verbal communication in individuals with dementia, gaining deeper insights into their needs and emotions.
  • Learn to interpret body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice, enabling more effective understanding and interactions.
  • Utilise non-verbal cues to complement verbal communication, fostering empathy and connection in a way that transcends language barriers.


Dementia Care Trainer Course Outcomes:

When you complete the dementia care trainer course, you’ll be able to:

    1. Know a lot about dementia: Understand dementia well, including its types, what causes it, and how it affects people and communities.
    2. Get better at teaching: Learn how to be good at teaching and make your dementia awareness training sessions interesting and useful.
    3. Change how you teach: Figure out different ways to teach so that everyone can learn, no matter how they like to learn.
    4. Make learning fair: Learn how to create a class where everyone can learn, no matter who they are.
    5. Be kind in care: Understand and show how important it is to take care of people with dementia in a kind and understanding way.

Who Should Attend:

The Dementia Awareness Trainer Course is suitable for:

  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Healthcare Educators
  • Workplace Trainers
  • Social Workers
  • Caregivers
  • Anyone passionate about raising awareness and making a positive impact in the field of dementia.


Questions and Answers

1. Who Can Become a Dementia Awareness Trainer?

Answer: The Dementia Train the Trainer course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to educate others about dementia.

This includes healthcare professionals, community workers, family members, and anyone else who has an interest in supporting individuals with dementia and their families.

2. How Does This Course Make Me a Better Trainer?

The Dementia Train the Trainer course will teach you how to:

    • Develop effective training materials
    • Deliver engaging and informative presentations
    • Facilitate group discussions
    • Respond to questions and concerns from participants

The course will also provide you with the opportunity to practice your training skills in a safe and supportive environment.

3. Can I Teach Dementia Awareness to Different Types of Groups?

Yes, you can teach dementia awareness to different types of groups when you complete a dementia awareness trainer course, including:

    • Healthcare professionals
    • Community workers
    • Family members
    • Friends
    • The general public

4. How Do I Become a Dementia Trainer?

To become a dementia trainer, you should first acquire a solid understanding of dementia awareness and learn how to effectively support individuals with dementia. Then you should follow these steps as well:

  1. Register for our dementia Train the Trainer course and check the dates and times that best suit your calendar.
  2. Discover everything you need to know about dementia – its types, causes, and how to provide compassionate care.
  3. Acquire practical skills for effectively teaching others. Our dementia Train the Trainer course will introduce various ways to make your training sessions interesting and engaging.
  4. Learn alongside other attendees how to tailor your training for diverse groups – whether you’re instructing healthcare professionals, office staff, or community members.
  5. Fulfill the requirements of our dementia Train the Trainer course and receive a certification. This certification demonstrates that you’re trained and prepared to educate others about dementia.
  6. Prepare to make a positive impact by training others about dementia. Whether in your workplace or community, you have the opportunity to create positive change!