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Demen­tia Aware­ness — Part-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you are looking after family members living with Dementia, work in community care, day centres, residential or care homes or you want to start your career in health and social care.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Define the term ‘dementia’.
  • Describe key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia.
  • Explain why depression, delirium and age-related memory impairment may be mistaken for dementia.
  • Outline the medical model of dementia.
  • Outline the social model of dementia.
  • Explain why dementia should be viewed as a disability.
  • List causes of dementia.
  • Describe signs and symptoms of dementia.
  • Identify causal risk factors for types of dementia.
  • Identify prevalence rates for types of dementia.
  • Describe how individuals may experience living with dementia.
  • Outline the impact that the attitudes and behaviours of others may have on an individual with dementia.
  • Understand the barriers for people with Dementia

How to enrol onto this course

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Course dates / times

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Consent details

College Certificate

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Teaching & assessment

Tutors will give regular verbal and written feedback. You will be required to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and encouraged to set your own personal targets as part of this course.


There may be opportunities to progress onto other courses both in the community and at Nottingham College sites.

The course tutor can discuss appropriate opportunities if you wish to further your learning in this subject area.