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Introduction to Dementia


Course Overview:

This course offers an introduction to dementia and is suitable for health care workers in any care setting who will come into contact with people suffering from dementia. 


Indicative Audience:

Health Care Workers across all health care settings.


Aims of the programme:

  • To define dementia and the different types of dementia
  • To clarify the signs and symptoms of dementia and how the disease progresses
  • To understand how dementia is diagnosed
  • To introduce the care needs of a person with dementia and their family


Course Content:

  • Definition of dementia
  • The different types of dementia
  • How dementia is diagnosed
  • The progression of the disease
  • Caring for a person with dementia with a focus on independent living
  • Understanding the needs of the family and carers of those with dementia
  • The role of the health care worker
  • Record Keeping


Indicative Duration: 

1 day

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