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Dementia and Cognitive Impairments Training

Our Dementia and Cognitive Impairments Training helps our attendees have a good understanding of how dementia, learning disabilities, and mental health all impact the brain.
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About this course

Our Dementia and Cognitive Impairments Training will help raise understanding of various conditions like autism, down syndrome, fragile-x, dementias, and mental illnesses and explore how these might affect a person’s communication and behaviour. We will provide delegates with knowledge and skills around each topic, and look at mental capacity, so all attendees leave the course with a better understand and feeling more confident when communicating and supporting someone with a cognitive impairment.

What does Dementia and Cognitive Impairments Training cover?

  • Different forms of dementia
  • How dementia impacts the brain
  • How dementia impacts on a person’s ability to communicate
  • Learning disabilities, including awareness on different types of learning disabilities (in particular Down’s Syndrome)
  • How dementia affects people with learning disabilities
  • Understanding mental health and mental illness
  • How does dementia impact on a person who may already have mental health issues
  • We cover the mental capacity act – what is it, and why do we have it.

Who is our Dementia and Cognitive Impairments Training for?

Anyone who supports some one living with dementia, learning disabilities (including down syndrome) and mental health. This could be in any setting ranging from assisted living, residential care, hospital settings and for health and social care professionals.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • What a cognitive impairment is
  • Who we describe as vulnerable and why
  • How dementia impacts on the brain and in particular communication
  • What a learning disability is and how dementia may impact on a person with learning disabilities.
  • Why people with Downs syndrome may be more at risk of dementia
  • What the most common mental illness conditions are
  • Why dementia is often mistaken for a mental health condition like depression
  • What the mental capacity act is and how it helps protect individuals with cognitive impairments.

Frequently asked questions

Our prices are personalised to the company, including how many delegates, and location. Please make an enquiry to get a personalised quote with no hidden costs.
We cover the whole of the UK.
Many of our courses can be adapted for both classroom settings or virtual platforms like zoom. Some courses that include a practical aspect can only be delivered in a classroom setting.
All learners will receive a certificate for any course they complete. Some of our courses are in-house certified, some of our courses are regulated by Ofqual and others are accredited by other awarding bodies.

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