Awareness of Dementia
There are approximately 850,000 people in the United Kingdom who have some form of dementia, with numbers expected to rise above one million by 2025. This course is designed for anyone who wishes to improve their knowledge and understanding of the condition and of how to apply the principles of ‘person-centred dementia care’.
This course aims to provide candidates with an understanding of the common types of dementia and their causes. It will help learners to develop an awareness of how the actions of others can affect individuals with dementia and provides candidates with an appreciation of a person-centred approach to dementia care and support.
It will involve 72 hours of personal learning to complete. Most students complete the course in 12 weeks, averaging 6 hours of personal learning per week.
The Award in Awareness of Dementia comprises four mandatory units.
- Dementia awareness
- The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
- Understanding the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
- Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care
The learning materials include an assessment, which allows learners to demonstrate achievement of all learning outcomes associated with each unit. Learners should complete the assessment remotely and submit it to their tutor for marking.