Dementia Awareness

Staff working in the care environment are more frequently coming across people with dementia. This course will give a basic understanding of the issues associated with dementia and offer ways of assisting them to support people suffering from dementia.dementia-awareness

Dementia Awareness course covering the following topics:

    •  What is dementia?
    • What causes dementia
    • Types of dementia
    • What dementia affects
    • Origins of thoughts and feelings
    • Dementia  –  the myths
    • Supporting individuals
    • Communication
    • Feelings and emotions
    • Behavioural changes
    • Dementia, confusion and depression
    • Helping to make choices
    • Rights versus responsibility
    • Dementia and medication
    • Malnutrition and dementia
    • Consequences of falls
    • Organisational policy and legislation