Dementia - Basic Awareness
This one day course is an introductory course ideal for people who have not attended any training on dementia. The course looks at the medical and social models of dementia and considers the attitudes and behaviours that can contribute to a person centred, strengths-based approach to supporting people with dementia.
The course is informed by Skills for Care Standards and is also mapped to the Dementia Core Skills, Education and Training Framework.
This course is for 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
- describe what dementia is, its main types and prevalence in the UK population
- describe how dementia can impact on communication and well-being
- identify individual strengths and challenges and ways to overcome barriers and support wellbeing
- understand how to communicate effectively and compassionately with individuals who have dementia
- reflect on behaviours that may be perceived as challenging and understand the possible underlying needs and neurological explanations
- 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
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:
These modules compliment the in-depth introduction to dementia series produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence: https://www.scie.org.uk/e-learning/dementia
Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to allow time to resolve any technical issues