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Dementia Awareness

Sanctuary Training

Dementia Awareness



It is estimated that over 1 million people in the UK will suffer from Dementia by 2025. Every three minutes someone develops Dementia. Two quite stark statistics that show how much of a challenge Dementia care will continue to be for many years – this course will raise your awareness of the condition and help you effectively interact with Dementia sufferers.


This course is for anyone who needs to be able to support people with dementia, either in a formal capacity as a carer, or in an informal capacity, such as a shop assistant. 

People who should find this course useful are:

  • Care workers
  • Healthcare assistants
  • Customer-facing staff in any industry including shops, banks, leisure centres, transport
  • Support staff in health care settings such as GP's surgeries and hospitals


This course is designed to give an awareness of dementia, it's causes, symptoms, and how it affects those who live with the condition, and their carers. 

It is split into two modules:

  • Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
  • Living with Dementia

The first module covers early symptoms, what people with dementia are still able to do, causes of dementia, diagnosis, progression of the condition, treatments and planning for the future.

The second module looks at young onset dementia and how that affects family life and work. Driving following a diagnosis of dementia is included in this module. It also covers how to support a person with dementia, communication, perception, the home environment and maintaining independence.

You will automatically get a course certificate on course completion – with your name, the CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.


Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • What dementia is, the symptoms and how it’s diagnosed
  • The progression of dementia and treatment
  • Taking care of yourself
  • Planning for the future
  • Younger people with dementia
  • Working and driving with dementia
  • The importance of maintaining communication with people with dementia
  • The possible effects of dementia on perception
  • How to support a person with dementia
  • The support that carers need
  • Where to get further information

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