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Certificate Course in Dementia Care

Globally, dementia affects 36 million people. This Certificate Course has been designed to meet the needs of individuals who work with people who have dementia in a caring environment, including a care home or a person’s own home.

Course Fee: GBP 99 | Code: 111 - 6 months access

About this course

Dementia, also known as senility, is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember that is great enough to affect a person's daily functioning. Globally, dementia affects 36 million people, however, there is no cure for it. A few drugs are known to improve the patient's situation marginally however there can be many measures that can improve their lives. This course is meant for carers, families, and people who work with dementia patients.

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Course Information

  • Audience

    Dementia carers, a family of dementia patients, nursing students, support staff of psychologists, and others interested in the study of dementia care.

  • Course Duration

    6 months full access to complete the course

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    Study time

    Recommend 2-3 hours per week depending up on your understanding of the subject.

  • Examination

    There is a timed exam at the end of the course. You need to score 50% or more to be awarded the Certificate.

  • Certificate

    You will see an option to print your certificate on your screen OR save it as a PDF. The certificate is also automatically emailed to your registered email ID

  • Accreditation

    Psychology World® is an Open & Distance Learning Quality Council, UK accredited provider. ODLQC is the UK guardian of quality in open and distance learning and a member of the European Association of Distance Learning. The accreditation ensures that Psychology World® courses are amongst the best in the world.

Learning Objectives

The Certificate Course in Dementia has been designed to meet the needs of individuals who work with people who have dementia in a caring environment, including a care home or a person’s own home.
The course gives you an introduction to dementia, explain what activities you can do with people suffering from dementia, help you create a better living environment for them and also teaches the theoretical models of dementia care and self-care.

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Course Coverage


    Define what is dementia
    Know the difference between ‘normal aging’ and the ‘early signs’ of dementia
    Understand the types and causes of dementia
    Understand the causes of reversible and irreversible dementia
    Know how dementia progresses through its three stages
    Understand how dementia affects persons life and communication
    Know about the psychological and emotional impact of dementia on people
    Understand how dementia is diagnosed
    Know about meaningful activities suitable for a person living with dementia
    Understand how dementia is diagnosed
    Know about meaningful activities suitable for a person living with dementia
    Understand the importance of creative activities for a person with dementia, and help them to achieve purpose and pleasure
    Know about the ways to reduce personal stress


    Explain to children about the illness and strange behaviour of the person living with dementia
    Know about the ways of dealing with communication problems of loved ones
    Understand the nutritional needs of your loved one with dementia
    Understand the techniques for coping with memory loss
    Understand the importance of managing finances
    Understand how advanced planning for end of life care is important
    Define the person-centred approach
    Know how the person-centered approach helps the care providers in implementing this approach
    Define the social and medical model of dementia care
    Understand why taking care of yourself is important for you as a caregiver
    Know about the ways to fulfill your physical, emotional and social needs
    Understand the advantages of community services
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