Caring for the Patient with Dementia and their Families

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Learn about the medicines used in dementia care. Understand why a patient may develop delirium and how it may impact on patient behaviour. Make a difference to the lives of dementia patients and their families.

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This workshop will cover:

• Incidence and prevalence and diagnosis
• Common types of dementia  - symptoms and psychosis
• Dementia in the younger person
• Pharmacology
• Delirium
• Maintaining wellness
• Providing a supportive environment
• Supporting carers
• Utilising voluntary organisations

Why us?

  • This course forms part of our Continuing Workforce Development suite of courses and is seen as a priority area for NHS trusts

Course structure

This course will take place in the science complex which contains the Living Lab, an integrated facility, supported with IT connectivity that enables a range of patient journeys and scenarios to be modelled.

It is a one day taught session using lecture style, video clips, interactive work and carer/patient presentation.

Topics covered include:

  • The current incidence of dementia and how this will is expected to increase over the coming years and its impact on NHS resources
  • How dementia is diagnosed, and differential diagnosis
  • Presentation of common dementia types, symptom development and behaviour changes.
  • Which medications are used in dementia care, e.g. cholinesterase inhibitors and common medications, including which to avoid
  • Why a patient may develop delirium and how it may impact on patient behaviour
  • How to keep well as you age: diet, exercise, mental health, MDT support
  • How thoughtful modelling of an environment can enable and support clients
  • The impact of caring for someone with dementia
  • Voluntary organisations that support clients with dementia and their carers


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This course is based in the Sciences Complex at our City Campus, which boasts excellent facilities and cutting-edge equipment thanks to multi-million-pound investments.

Entry requirements

You should be a registered healthcare professional working within an appropriate clinical setting.

Please contact the CaPE team for information on start dates:

Fees and finance

The fee for this course is £110, but you may be eligible for HEENE funding.

This information was correct at the time of publication.

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