Dementia Awareness

Unit Title: Dementia Awareness

Provisional level: 2

Guided Learning Hours: 2

Purpose and Aim:

To equip care workers with the skills to understand the main causes of dementia. Symptoms and manifestations of the condition. Range of available treatments and approaches (both pharmacological and non- pharmacological). Main problems faced by dementia sufferers, which may be physical, psychological or emotional.

  • This course provides an overview of the main issues relating to dementia that are relative to individuals who either help support people with dementia or who live with dementia sufferers in the family setting. It has relevance to both paid and unpaid carers who support people with this condition.
  • The key focus of the course is to raise awareness in order to create a greater understanding of the issues and problems related to dementia and dementia sufferers.


This unit is assessed through written and oral questions and professional discussion.