Dementia is a common condition that currently affects about 820,000 people in the UK. The risk of developing dementia increases from the age of 65 years onwards, but early onset dementia can affect people younger than 65. With 1 in 5 people over the age of 80 years expected to have a form of dementia, it is likely that those of us who work with the public will encounter people who have a form of dementia during our working lives. It is important therefore to have a broad understanding of dementia and the issues it may cause for our clients, customers and service users – and their families
Who is it for?
This course is designed for all those who work in an environment where they will be dealing with members of the public. It is particularly suitable for those working in care homes or domiciliary care
On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance from Tyro Training
This course is delivered over ½ day
What will I learn?
- What is meant by the term ‘Dementia’
- Stages of dementia – early, middle and late
- Symptoms and diagnosis
- Strategies that may assist and support the individual
There is no formal assessment for this course