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Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe several different disorders that affect the brain, particularly memory, behaviour, thinking and emotion.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Other causes include vascular disease, dementia with Lewy bodies and frontal-temporal dementia.

Dementia symptoms include difficulty recalling recent events, concentrating and following conversations. Dementia is incurable but research into a cure is ongoing.

Dementia is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Dementia is a chronic progressive problem of cognition – which is a failure of the brain’s functions. IT affects people at different stages of life, it affects different parts of the brain and it affects it at different speeds.

This course is intended to give you an overview of the common types and symptoms of dementia as well as go into how it can affect the brain in different ways. It also covers strategies to use with clients with dementia and dealing with challenging behaviour. Our course is intended for anyone who works with or around people that may be living with dementia.

Course Modules

What is Dementia? The Brain, Types of Dementia, Strategies to Use with Clients with Dementia, and Dealing with Challenging Behaviour


On successful completion of our course, you will be emailed a safety training quality assured certificate. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

This course is approved by CPD as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

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