Dementia Awareness Course

Course Overview

This course highlights the main issues and provides the basic knowledge and skills necessary to ensure that candidates are able to professionally care for people who have dementia. The course will serve as both a

refresher for experienced  staff and as an introduction to new members of staff.


Who needs this qualification?

This qualification is specifically targeted at employees working in hospitals and care homes in the public and private sectors.

Why is this training important? 

  • 750,000 suffers in the UK
  • 16,000 under 65 years of age
  • 33% live alone at home
  • The amount of dementia sufferers is likely to double in the next 20 years

Learning outcomes.

  • List the risk factors of acquiring dementia
  • Differentiate the different kinds of dementia
  • Describe the common signs & symptoms of dementia
  • Identify the causes of reversible dementia
  • List the medical treatments
  • Describe the non-medical interventions for people with dementia
  • Explain methods of Communication


Course details.

The Course is 3 Hours duration and will be delivered at your own premises or a convenient off site location. The course tutor Alan Overment has several years experience of training within the NHS and is qualified and accredited as; GradIOSH DipRSA, MIIRSM, MAIRSO, AMIIAI, AIfL.

He is also a member of NASHiCS (The National Association for Safety & Health in Care Services)

Delegates will receive a Handout Pack and Course Outline for use on the day. Delegates will also receive a Certificate of Attendance within a week of the event. All courses are fully evaluated using our own documentation, but in-house evaluation methods can be used if preferred.

Please contact us for a quote.

Our training courses can be provided though out the UK.


Health and safety in care homes

Date of publication: 2001
Series code: HSG220
Addressed primarily to owners and managers, with instructive guidance also for employees and safety representatives. Designed to enable them to better understand and meet their duties under health and safety legislation. The main risks found in care homes are covered in detail – such as the headline issues of first aid, hazardous substances, control of infection, moving and handling, and aggression or violence to staff – with guidance given on actions to take in order to safeguard both workers and service users.

Also provides risk assessment examples and checklists for training and self-auditing. Other specifics covered include incident reporting, work-related stress, legionella, water temperatures, hot surfaces, utilities, asbestos and matters concerning kitchens, laundry and outdoors.


Handling home care: Achieving safe, efficient and positive outcomes for care workers and clients

Handling home care: Achieving safe, efficient and positive outcomes for care workers and clients

Date of publication: 2002
ISBN: 9780717622283
Series code: HSG225
Price: £9.50

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Extensively detailed and illustrated guidance addressed to organisations providing home care services. Contains practical advice on minimising the risk from manual handling – chiefly of residents – to care workers and their clients. Documents 27 case study realities and lists alternative improvements that could have improved the care quality and further reduced risk. Whilst the guidance is not prescriptive, its primary significance is to highlight poor practice and contribute to the development of safer practices.

Aligned to the Manual Handling Regulations 1992, which the guide stresses is as much about lifting or assisting people as it is about carrying boxes, it explores specifics such as bed, bath, toilet, stairs and care procedures. Also includes the pertinent legal framework.

Contains public sector information published by the Health and Safety Executive and licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0’.