Understand the structure and functions of the brain.
Describe what dementia is.
Identify the different types of dementia.
Understand the different factors that make up an individual and how these may be affected by dementia.
Recognise and understand some behaviors that challenge and ways to deal with these to minimise the effects on the individual and yourself.
Recognise behavior to avoid when assisting an individual with dementia.
Recognise communication difficulties that may occur where dementia is present.
Understand how the person centered approach can enable the carers to be more responsive in the care they provide.
Who is this Dementia awareness course suitable for?
This course is suitable for anyone whose role involves supporting individuals who have a diagnosis of dementia, whether it’s on a full-time or part-time basis. The course is suitable for workers at all levels, including managers, supervisors, full-time staff and volunteers, and requires no prior knowledge.
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