supporting individuals 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 have a greater understanding of what dementia is, how it affects each person in a unique way and how to support people sensitively.

It will examine:

  • 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
  • Discussion of the ways in which people may present and how we can respond
  • Application of theories to practice
  • Addressing challenges in the work place


Full 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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