The Introduction to Dementia Awareness course has been designed to cater for a wide range of learners.  In so doing the course aims to develop the learners understanding and awareness of Dementia and the effect it has on both the individual and those involved with the care and support of the individual.  In addition, learners will gain an insight into ways in which to be better able to support individuals with Dementia.


The course has been designed to be information, interactive and stimulating.  To achieve this there is a mixture of teaching/learning methods, which includes theory sessions, activities and group work.


The course is suitable for a variety of individuals including:

  • Nurses
  • Care Staff
  • Support Workers
  • Those who will come into contact with clients with Dementia


The course is designed to provide learners with a better understanding of the Dementia and the implications for the individual and their family when the condition is diagnosed.  The course will also look at person-centred approaches to working with people with dementia as well as identifying key communication and support approaches to improve the care received by people with dementia.

Introduction to Dementia Awareness

  • On completion learners will understand:

    • What is Dementia
    • Theoretical models of dementia
    • The most common types of dementia and their causes
    • Factors that affect a person's experience of living with dementia
    • Person-centred approaches for dementia care
    • Communication and support for people with dementia and their carers/family