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Pre-diagnosis and Diagnosis in Dementia

Our Pre-diagnosis and Diagnosis in Dementia course looks at signs and symptoms of dementia, when a person should go to seek advice, and what happens through the diagnosis process.
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Explore the signs and symptoms of different dementias, and how they impact on a person.

There are currently 900,000 people living with dementia in the UK today. It is estimated that every three minutes, a person develops dementia. On top of this, we know there is around 30,000 people living with signs and symptoms of dementia, but not a diagnosis.
This course will explore the signs and symptoms of different dementias, and how they impact on a person. From this we can look what happens pre diagnosis, the diagnosis process and what we can do to help support a person after diagnosis.

What does Pre-diagnosis and Diagnosis in Dementia cover?

  • Why it is important to be tested for dementia.
  • Key signs and symptoms, and what they may be misdiagnosed for.
  • Preparation for talking to the GP about signs, symptoms, and concerns – learning how to get the most out of the conversation
  • How to manage difficult conversations in an empathic way
  • What health care professionals are usually involved
  • Tests used to help diagnose dementia and what they involve
  • What can we do if a persons refuses to seek medical advice
  • How to help prepare for the future

Who is our Pre-diagnosis and Diagnosis in Dementia for?

This course would be suitable for anyone caring / supporting someone who feels they may have signs and symptoms of dementia, including care settings, GP staff / professionals, health care professionals and social workers, family, and friends.

What will you achieve?

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

  • What sign and symptoms of dementia are
  • Empathic communication skills for discussing dementia with a person
  • How to help the person recognise the changes
  • Useful and practical tips before visiting the GP
  • What tools can be used to help diagnosis
  • What happens after diagnosis
  • The benefits for making plans for the future for someone diagnosed with dementia
  • Practical support for people in “denial”

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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