Overview top

One of the hardest consequences of having dementia is that people can become very isolated.  They may find it hard to communicate and others may find it hard to communicate with them. 

There are many ways to communicate with people, regardless of the challenges they may be facing.  It is a question of thinking in a different way and working out how the world looks from the point of view of the person with dementia.

This short course provides the knowledge to develop an awareness of the communication needs and abilities of individuals with dementia.

The following subjects will be covered;

- Introduction to the course and  different types of dementia.

- How dementia may influence an individual's ability to communicate and how the environment effects communication.

– Identifying the communication strengths and abilities of a person with dementia and how to adapt communication to meet the needs of a person.

- Option to complete Dementia Friends awareness session and evaluation of the course.

Each session lasts two hours.   

Entry Requirements top

No formal entry requirements.

Professional Opportunities top

After successful completion of the course, you will have a better understanding of dementia and the best ways to communicate. You may wish to apply for the Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care Level 2. (Part-time course)