Dementia Train The trainer

Course Description This course is a dedicated Train the Trainer course which qualifies the participant to teach a general awareness course designed to give staff an overall understanding of the issues facing Service Users with Dementia

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Duration 6 Hours (Full Day)

£250 + VAT per candidate

Travel cost and subsistence charges may be incurred dependant on location of training.

We do offer group or organisational discounts on application

An additional charge of £15 + VAT per learner is also made for certification for OCN accredited training. (Correct at time of going to press)

Venue This course could be run at our Training Centre in Rainham, Kent, but is typically run at client locations throughout the UK.

Assessment & Award The course assessment is a short exercise aimed at ensuring staff have gained the necessary knowledge. On successful completion candidates will be awarded the appropriate certificate.


Welcome and Introductions

  • The Airport – practical exercise
  • The Dignity Challenge – what is it and how does it relate to dementia care?
  • What is dementia?
  • Types of Dementia
  • The National Dementia Strategy and requirements for dementia care management
  • How dementia affects people:
    • Causes and Risk factors
    • Aggressive behaviour
    • Hallucinations and delusions
    • Memory Loss
    • Incontinence
    • Walking about or Wandering
    • Repetitive questioning and behaviour
    • Perseveration
    • Trailing and checking
    • Shouting and screaming
    • Emotional lability
    • Lack of inhibition
    • Pacing
    • Fidgeting
    • Hiding and losing
    • Suspicion
  • Effective communication skills
  • Understanding and relating to people with dementia – methods and ideas
  • Engaging people with Dementia in activities
  • Person-centred theory and skills
  • Keeping people safe
  • Evaluations and Close

NB Please note that this course uses a comprehensive DVD to illustrate the various types of signs and effects of dementia in adults of varying ages.


By the end of the course participants will have:

  • Gained an understanding of what dementia means to the sufferer and the care team and the ways in which normal routines and practices can be adjusted to provide the best quality of person centred care possible
  • Discussed the implications of the National Dementia strategy and other latest legislation and practice and how this impacts on delivery of care
  • Gained an understanding of how good communication skills using both verbal and non verbal techniques can enhance the care experience for all concerned and ease some of the specific difficulties for dementia sufferers
  • Explored some of the coping strategies for carers when caring for someone who has dementia and who experiences some of the problems outlined in the programme
  • Gained an understanding of the long term complications that can arise as a result of suffering with that condition
  • Gained an appreciation of how healthy living and lifestyle will impact on the sufferer and the resultant management of that condition
  • Be able to understand and recall the major teaching points from the session