introduction to supporting people with dementia


For staff supporting people with dementia. This course can also be adapted for informal carers.

why attend?

The course will provide learners with an overview of what dementia is, how it affects each person in a unique way and how to support people sensitively.

It will explore:

  • How it feels to have dementia
  • Supporting those with dementia in a person centred way
  • Promoting identity
  • Different types of dementia
  • Recognition of signs & symptoms of dementia
  • Skills needed to support people with dementia
  • Respectful working with dementia
  • Managing complex behaviours
  • Maintaining and improving the skills of people with dementia
  • Supporting families and informal carers
  • Legislation linked to this work
  • Promoting choice & minimising risk for people with dementia
  • Enabling not disabling methods of working


Half day

meeting standards

CARE CERTIFICATE In particular, aims to help meet the knowledge required to meet outcomes of standards: 4,5,6 7 8 & 9.

FUNDAMENTAL STANDARDS (CQC) In particular the course will enable the provider to help staff from the service demonstrate training has taken place around: Regulations 9.10,12,14,19

CARE ACT 2014 GUIDANCE More specifically enables providers and their staff to understand their duties under sections 1, 2, 10 & 14 of the Act (and their subsections)

MENTAL CAPACITY ACT 2005 – this subject area is woven into presentation and discussion as required during course delivery.

Please note: As far as reasonably possible we have indicated the standards covered.

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