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Dementia - Basic Awareness

Course Code
Course Types
Training Event
This is an introductory course ideal for people who have not attended any training on dementia.
Start Date
Monday 16 September 2019
End Date
Monday 16 September 2019
09:30 - 16:30
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes
By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe what dementia is and its main types

  • recognise the common signs and symptoms of dementia

  • describe how dementia can impact on communication and list specialist communication techniques

  • explain the importance of the person centred approach in working well with people with dementia and their families

  • signpost people to dementia services across health and social care in the city

Additional information

There are e-learning options for this course which can be done in addition to or instead of face to face training. This includes e-learning modules on dementia produced for Health Education England in conjunction with the University of Bradford:

· Understanding dementia

· Supporting people to live well with dementia

· Barbara’s story

· Challenging stigma, myths and stereotypes

These modules compliment the in-depth introduction to dementia series produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence:



Target Audience
Adult Social Care Providers / Assessment Services (BHCC) / Care Homes / Care Managers / Carers / Health / Home Care Providers / Housing Services / Learning Disability Services / Mental Health Services / Occupational Therapists / Social Workers
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room , Bartholomew Square
Event Trainers
Hilary Woodhead
Pricing Bands
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