Dementia Awareness

Dementia Awareness

Dementia Awareness

What precisely is dementia?

It is important to note that dementia is a phrase, not a specific disease, that refers to a decline in cognitive abilities. This impacts behaviour, memory, and reasoning, making tasks challenging to do on a regular basis. We shall look into the causes  and how it affects both the patient and their family within the parameters of this topic.

Distinct Kind of Dementias

There are multiple discrete kind of dementias, and each has a specific set of symptoms. This section will cover common forms of dementia, such as Lewy body dementia, vascular dementias, and Alzheimer's disease. It helps to know the differences so that you can support and care for them appropriately.

Identifying Symptoms and Signs

In order to provide appropriate intervention and assistance, it is essential to recognise the symptoms of dementia at an early stage. We are going to discuss the symptoms that are indicative of the presence of dementia, which include changes in mood and behaviour, as well as memory loss.

Techniques of Communication

Dementia patients may find it difficult to communicate. This module provides useful advice on how to communicate effectively, including how to be patient, keep eye contact, and use basic language. Improving communication improves relationships and lowers annoyance.

Giving Assistance and Attention

Providing care necessitates tolerance, comprehension, and compassion. We'll talk about methods for delivering high-quality care, such as fostering independence, establishing a secure atmosphere, and asking for help from medical experts and support networks.


  1. Dementia Awareness

    This course has been particularly designed to raise the awareness and skills of care staff who work with people with dementia. This course seeks out to improve the welfare and experience of people with dementia.
  2. Module 1: what is dementia?

    Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a number a different diseases that affect the brain, particularly memory, behaviour, thinking and emotion. It is estimated to affect over 44 million people worldwide.
  3. Module 2: The Brain

    Let’s have a look at the various parts of the brain. The first part, frontal lobes which are controller damage; can lead to the individual no longer being aware of what actions could be seen by others as unsuitable. Next, the parietal lobes damage to these by dementia will cause the individual to have difficulty with language vision or knowing what's up things are fool. Finally, the temporal lobes damage to this area of the brain causes the individual to have problems with short term memory and eventually the long term memories may also fade away as the damage increases further into the deeper regions of the brain.
  4. Module 3: Alzheimer’s disease & Parkinson’s [S1] Disease

    Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common forms of dementia. Other causes include vascular disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, fronto-temporal dementia and korsakoff syndrome.
  5. Module 4: Strategies to use with clients with Dementia

    Communication or interaction with a person who has dementia, an increasing challenge as a person gradually loses his/her memory, inability to organize and express his/her thoughts. In case of majority people, loss of memory means that past merge with the present resulting difficulty for family members.

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