Dementia Awareness

Dementia awareness training course




This awarenes course has been designed to  provide  delegates   with information about  dementia,  how to identify it and  how to manage and care for someone with the condition.  This course aims to   help delegates  to develop enhanced person-centred care skills to better understand and support the growing number of people who are living with dementia. During this course delegates will learn how to  provide effective support to people with dementia in a sensitive and understanding manner and will also develop a  greater awareness of the sensitive issues and problems faced by these individuals and their families.



  2 to 2.5 hours (depending on group size).

Course content


  • Dementia definition
  • The Human Brain and it's different parts
  • Types of Dementia
  • Effects of Dementia
  • Dementia Diagnosis
  • Conditions that may Mimic Symptoms of Dementia
  • Risk Factors of Developing Dementia
  • Origins of thoughts and feelings
  • Dementia --- the myths and how to dispell them
  • Supporting individuals
  • Modes of Communication
  • Fluctuating Communication
  • Communication strategies including FOCUSED
  • Active listening --- SOLER
  • Feelings and emotions
  • Managing behavioural changes
  • Dementia, Confusion & Depression
  • Engaging the individual
  • Empowering the individual
  • Rights vs Responsibility
  • Assisting with personal hygiene needs
  • Dementia and medication
  • Malnutrition and dementia
  • Assisting nutritional intake
  • Wandering
  • Aggressive behaviours management
  • Falls and consequences of falls
  • Tips for planning activities
  • Activities to maintain and develop physical, social and cognitive skills and  relaxation
  • Cathetirisation
  • Legislation
  • Dementia Care Planning





Please contact MEDISAFE TRAINING  today on   0121 769 2827 for a very competitive unbeatable quote. The course price includes course handouts and certification for each delegate.




Assessment is ongoing by the instructor.




A certificate of attendance from MEDISAFE TRAINING will be emailed within 48 hours to the lead person subject to successful completion of the course by the delegate. Hard copy certificates can be provided at additional cost per certificate.


Important Information


Please note that the candidates should have satisfactory English literacy and numeracy skills to understand the course and to complete any assessments.


Please also note that  ID will need to be checked at the outset of the course for candidate verification process.


  • The training room should be quiet and of appropriate size.
  • Staff should be off work and not expected to be on duty.
  • Staff attending should remain on the course for the entire duration of the training course.
Dementia Awareness course