Dementia Awareness

Dementia Awareness

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Dementia Awareness

In the UK today there are around 850,000 people aged over 65 living with dementia, a figure likely to double by 2050 with someone new being diagnosed every 4 seconds.

This introductory course is for you if you are working in health and social care or you have been personally affected by dementia and would like a better understanding of dementia and to understand why potentially ‘disruptive’ behaviour occurs.

Duration 5 weeks
Study mode Part Time
Start date 27/04/2019
Campus Joseph Priestley, Beeston
Course code 72757-01
Fee £37.50

What you learn

The course focuses on behavior as a form of communication and how to embrace new approaches in supporting people with dementia with complex needs, based on respect, compassion and empathy and how to support people with dementia to live well. 

How you will be assessed

There is no formal assessment.  This is a non-accredited short course with on-going assessment and individual support given by your tutor.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

Classroom based - Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements, Students need to have a genuine interest in care work and supporting people with dementia.


What's next?

After successful completion of this course, you may wish to progress further into Health and Social care by taking on our Health and Social Care Level 1 course. 

Campus Locations

Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston

Burton Avenue
West Yorkshire
LS11 5ER
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 1.4 MilesWebsite