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Dementia Awareness Diploma Course

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Dementia Awareness Diploma Course

What Will You Learn?

There is a significant lack of readily-available education on dementia for those providing care, be they a family member or in some cases students and practising care givers. This course provides a thorough understanding of all aspects of this complex subject.

Caring for an individual with symptoms of dementia is challenging. It’s even harder if you don’t fully understand the condition. With this in mind, the course shares basic information about the different types of dementia, the causes, and the common risk factors that ...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1 – Overview of Dementia
  • Part 1: What is dementia?
  • Part 2: Common types of dementia
  • Part 3: Risk factors for dementia
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2 – Signs and Symptoms of Dementia
  • Part 1: Common signs and symptoms of dementia
  • Part 2: Professional diagnosis
  • Part 3: Damaged areas of the brain
  • Part 4: Cognitive, functional, behavioural and emotional changes
  • Part 5: Treatments for dementia
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3 – Approach to Caring for Individuals with Symptoms Associated with Dementia
  • Part 1: The elements of person-centred care
  • Part 2: Compassionate practices
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4 – Communication
  • Part 1: Respect and Inclusiveness
  • Part 2: Communication during early stage of dementia
  • Part 3: ‘I want to go home!’
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5 – Learning to Care
  • Part 1: Chronic medical conditions
  • Part 2: Acute medical conditions
  • Part 3: Expanding family comfort zones during personal care
  • Part 4: Resistance to care
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6 – Safety and Dementia
  • Part 1: Safety risks
  • Part 2: Falls and injuries
  • Part 3: Preparing for emergencies
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7 – Activities and Dementia
  • Part 1: Meaningful activities
  • Part 2: How activities benefit everyone
  • Part 3: Activities for home
  • Part 4: Activities for long-term care homes
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8 – Specific Challenging Behaviours and Dementia
  • Part 1: Agitation and aggressive behaviours
  • Part 2: Bathing and grooming
  • Part 3: Sundowning
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9 – Support for Dementia Caregivers
  • Part 1: Care teams
  • Part 2: Education
  • Module 9 Assessment
Dementia Awareness Diploma Course

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Dementia Awareness Diploma Course is aimed at carers of those with dementia, family members, and those looking for a thorough understanding of this complex subject. It is also especially useful to business owners/managers who administer long-term care homes for individuals with dementia.

Some caregivers have little, if any, prior health or dementia education and begin the task of care with little preparation or understanding of what is involved. This course will teach you everything you need to know about dementia and how to best help the sufferers of this condition.


The Dementia Awareness Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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