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Dementia Awareness

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Basic awareness for all front line staff in all health and social care environments, (residential, domiciliary, nursing and community), including:

  • Volunteers
  • Personal assistants of care
  • Customer service representatives
  • Housing officers
  • Community centre staff


Intended Audience Group
Aims and Objectives

To develop an awareness of and the ability to understand the actions and choices made by an individual with Dementia

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
• identify the signs and indicators of dementia and recognise the impact    in individuals and their families
• describe the most common types of Dementia and about other         conditions that may be mistaken for Dementia
• make a personal connection with the experience of Dementia through   arrange of experiential exercises
• identify the ways in which the ability to use and understand language can be affected by Dementia, and explore the impact of non-verbal communication and ways of adapting their own language & communication in a way appropriate to the individual
• explore how the environment & how the way care is provided can affect the individuals experience of Dementia
• explore the principles underlying a strength based, person centred approach to care and examine how this can be applied to helping clients retain the skills of daily living.

Luton Borough
Frequency / Length
Mandatory/ Refresher as needed or every 3 years/ Half day: two to three times per year
Resource / Organisation
Luton Council
Training delivered by:

Externally commissioned provider by Luton Council’s Learning & Development Team


Skills for Care has listed this as a core and mandatory training under “specific conditions”  for all ASC workforce.  It supports:

CQC Inspections

Safe: S2, S3
Effective: E1, E2

CQC fundamental standards: Safety

Skills for Care recommend learning is refreshed and knowledge and competence assessed at least annually and when a new risk is introduced or needed.  Refresher is a minimum 3 years.

Cost, Funded or Free
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