Mental Health
Understanding Dementia

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To develop participant’s skills and confidence in understanding and responding to client’s with dementia.


  • Understand classification of types of dementia
  • Practice using dementia assessment tools
  • Explore signs and symptoms of dementia
  • Develop interaction strategies for improving communication with dementia clients

Target Audience:

This course is designed for anyone who has to support clients with dementia in their working environment. It will increase participant awareness and confidence levels and enable them to more effectively support and assess clients with this condition.

Course Content:

  • Introductions
  • Understanding dementia
  • Differing types of dementia
  • Exploring assessment tools
  • Psychology of dementia
  • Improving interaction
  • Case studies
  • Communication tools
  • Dementia stages
  • Evaluations and endings


The course covers a basic introduction to the types of dementia that can occur, how to communicate with a dementia sufferer, and methods of improving interaction. It also involves working within small group settings, and uses a number of case studies to explore themes surrounding dementia. It covers the basic knowledge requirement as recommended by the National Care Standards, and can be expanded to cover in-depth assessments and training in the clinical tools used with dementia sufferers.

To find out more about these courses please contact our office on 01922 683976 to speak to one of our team or email us on or complete our course interest form by clicking here.