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Dementia The Signs and Symptoms

Subject categories: Dementia, General Health and Social Care

Course overview

This course has been developed to enable housing support staff to gain knowledge of what dementia is, the different causes of dementia and how others can have an impact on the individual with dementia. The course will support learners to look at how people with Dementia may communicate their needs and wishes in a way which can be seen by some as ‘challenging’. 

This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, group discussions, small group activities and DVD clips.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
Dementia Core Skills: Education and Training 
And the following QCF unit:
Dementia Awareness

Course content

The term ‘dementia’
Prevalence rates
Key functions of the brain affected by dementia
Depression, delirium and age related memory impairment
Common causes of dementia
Likely signs and symptoms
Risk factors
Different experiences of dementia
Attitudes and behaviours of others

Learning outcomes

State what dementia is
List the most common types of dementia and their causes
Identify common signs and symptoms associated with dementia
Describe factors related to individual’s experience of dementia


3 hours

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