Dementia Training for NHS Staff

Our experts have developed two unique dementia training courses specifically for acute hospital staff (including care assistants and porters).

The training will support NHS Staff to deliver a higher standard of care for patients with dementia and enable NHS Trusts to achieve Objective 13 of the National Dementia Strategy.

The training content will also be of interest to people who have dementia and their carers, as it provides a unique insight into what NHS trusts could/should be doing to ease and minimise patients' distress during hospitalisation.

Dementia Training Courses

This is a foundation level course for all ‘front-line’ NHS Staff whose work brings them into contact with patients who have dementia. The learning raises awareness and understanding of the nature and scale of the challenge presented by dementia. The training also highlights the importance of early diagnosis of dementia and provision of support to carers and family members.

Learning Outcomes

After completing Dementia Awareness Training, learners will:

Be able to describe dementia.
Be able to consider the effect that dementia can have on a person’s feelings and emotions.
Know the symptoms of dementia.
Know there are different types of dementia.
Know the differences between dementia, depression and delirium.
Understand the changes that can happen through the dementia journey.
Be aware of person centred approaches.

Qualification & Certification

Although most learners can expect to complete the Dementia Awareness Training course through to certification in a few hours (Half-Day) online, they have up to 12 months from the date of registration to do so.

Learners can contact AEGIS for expert assistance and guidance at any time.

Assessment is by online Examination (60 multiple-choice questions.)

The Examination is not time-limited.

The percentage needed to pass the online Exam is 75%.

In the event that a learner fails to answer enough Exam questions correctly first time, they can re-sit the Exam’ until they do pass.

When Learners have successfully passed the online Exam, they have qualified and can immediately download an AEGIS Certificate confirming their achievement.

This unique course builds on the learning from the Dementia Awareness Training and provides a suitable introduction to managing care of hospital patients who have dementia.

Learning Outcomes

After completing Dementia Care Training, learners will:

  • Understand a range of difficulties that commonly affect people with dementia.
  • Know what contributes to a ‘dementia friendly’ environment (and what makes an environment ‘dementia unfriendly’).
  • Know how best to communicate with a person who has dementia.
  • Be aware of factors that contribute to general well-being and improved recovery rates for patients with dementia (including nutrition and hydration).
  • Know how best to manage dementia associated behaviours (wandering, inappropriate behaviour, challenging behaviour, hallucinations.)
  • Know how to approach the risk of slips & falls.
  • Be aware of factors that promote dignity in care.
  • Know the signs of neglect/abuse.
  • Appreciate the importance of planning for discharge.

Qualification & Certification

Although most learners can expect to complete the Dementia Care Training course through to certification in a few hours (e.g. Half-Day) online, they have up to 12 months from the date of registration to do so.

Learners can contact AEGIS for expert assistance and guidance at any time.

Assessment is by online Examination (60 multiple-choice questions.)

The Examination is not time-limited.

The percentage needed to pass the online Exam is 75%.

In the event that a learner fails to answer enough Exam questions correctly first time, they can re-sit the Exam’ until they do pass.

When Learners have successfully passed the online Exam, they have qualified and can immediately download an AEGIS Certificate confirming their achievement.

E-Learning means learners can study at a time, place and pace that are convenient for them

Group Orders

If you are an employer, interested in ordering Dementia Training for your team, please contact us to discuss your needs. We can also provide short, face-to-face, classroom based sessions and workshops for front-line staff (including Care Assistants and Porters).

Individual Purchases

If you are purchasing Dementia Training for yourself, please select from the options below.

Title: Dementia Awareness Training
Price: from £12.99

This e-learning course is for all ‘front-line’ NHS Staff whose work brings them into contact with patients who have dementia.

Title: Dementia Care Training
Price: from £19.99

This e-learning course provides a suitable introduction to managing care of hospital patients who have dementia.

Title: Dementia Training Package
Price: £25.99

This package includes both Dementia Awareness and Dementia Care e-learning courses.

Important

Before purchasing, please make sure you can meet the requirements below. Thanks.

Learner Requirements:

  • An email address
  • Access to the Internet
  • Basic computer literacy and IT/ICT skills

 

System Requirements:

  • A broadband Internet connection
  • An up to date web browser (Google Chrome; Firefox; Safari etc.)
  • JavaScript must be enabled