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Dementia Awareness

This course outlines the main types of dementia, along with their respective symptoms and aims to make the user aware of their interaction with people with dementia.

It also encourages healthcare practitioners to find out more about the support that is available to people with dementia in their local area and provides users with links to some examples of information, advice and support

Skills for Health's Dementia Awareness course
Duration: 45 mins approx.
Assessment Method: Multiple-Choice
Certificate: PDF Certificate
Recommended Refresher Period: 3 Years
Frameworks & Standards:
Course Provider: Skills for Health
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All health and social care staff

This course consists of the following modules:

  • Dementia Awareness
  • Assessment

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Name the different types of dementia.
  • Describe the characteristics of each type of dementia.
  • Describe some appropriate ways of interacting with people with dementia.
  • Describe the impact of dementia on the individual’s family and carers.
  • List some sources of information, advice and support for people with dementia, their families and their carers

This course meets standard 9 of the Care Certificate Standard when combined with Learning Disabilities Awareness and Mental Health Awareness.

Standard 9: Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disability (partially met):

Learners will:

  • Understand the needs and experiences of people with mental health conditions, dementia or learning disabilities
  • Understand the importance of promoting positive health and wellbeing for an individual who may have a mental health condition, dementia or learning disability
  • Understand the adjustments which may be necessary in care delivery relating to an individual who may have a mental health condition, dementia or learning disability
  • Understand the importance of earl detection of mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities
  • Understand legal frameworks, policy and guidelines relating to mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities
  • Understand the meaning of mental capacity in relation to how care is provided


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