Understanding Dementia

3 days and 2 nights residential at the college

Friday 25th - Sunday 27th October 2024

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This course is ideal for you if you would like to know more about dementia, how it can affect people, how dementia is diagnosed and how to work with people who have dementia.

Level

Level 1

Fees

If your annual income is less than £32,000, this course could be FREE to you. Take a look at our fees page here

Dementia is an umbrella term used to cover a range of different types of dementia and this course will provide an opportunity to explore some of the different types of dementia such as Alzheimers disease, vascular dementia and Lewy Bodies dementia. You will gain an insight into how dementia is diagnosed and the signs and symptoms associated with each type of dementia, as well as  looking at the parts of the brain that are affected.

This course is open to anyone but may be of particular interest to those interested in gaining employment or a volunteering role within the care sector, looking after elderly individuals.

You will learn:

  • An understanding about different types of dementia
  • Signs and symptoms of different types of dementia
  • How dementia is diagnosed
  • The impact of dementia on the family and the individual.

Entry Criteria

You must be working at literacy level 1