Short course


£ 20 VAT exempt


  • Type

    Short course

  • Level


  • Methodology


  • Class hours


  • Duration


  • Online campus


Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course participants will be able to: Describe what dementia is and how it can affect behaviour. Recognise the things that can be done to help a person with mild dementia with their daily activities, memory and self-esteem. Be aware of how to help and care for a person with moderate to severe dementia. Have a clear understanding of how to keep the person with dementia as calm and unstressed as possible. Understand the importance of managing their own emotional needs. Know where to find support and advice. Suitable for: All professional as well as family carers in residential, institutional or home settings, so as to ensure that, in dealing with the needs of those entrusted with their care, a person-centred approach is adopted. The course is suitable also for those needing to understand and appreciate the condition and its development.

Important information


  • FAST e-learning Courses

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  • Being able to recognise signs of Dementia
  • Dealing with those with Dementia

Teachers and trainers (2)



Leading Dementia Charity

Dementia UK is a contributor to the course as part of its commitment to improving quality of life for those with the condition . The charity promotes and develops 'Admiral Nursing' – a specialist nursing intervention focused on meeting the needs of carers and families of people with Dementia. Chairman, John Suchet. The charity promotes good practice and through its e-learning involvement with FAST healthcare, is able to ensure that the training delivered on-line meets with the essential criteria for proper care.

Dr Ann Marshall

Dr Ann Marshall

OPMH Directorate Lead Clinical Psychologist

Mini Biography: Dr Ann Marshall. Qualifying (1981) as a clinical psychologist at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London she obtained a Doctorate at Surrey University (2001). Working in Hampshire with people with dementia since 1988 and running emotional support groups for people with a recent diagnosis of dementia since 1997. She has published articles on these groups and  on the experience of people in the early stage of dementia. She has served as the lead psychologist for older people's mental health in Hampshire Partnership Foundation Trust for over 4 years, with a special interest in service user/carer involvement for people with dementia. Also providing its expertise is the leading charity, Dementia UK, committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia

Course programme

Course review:

This interactive e-learning course is designed to advance the National Strategy for Dementia (launched in 2009) and will provide learners with the core information needed to care well for a person with dementia. The course is person-centred and will enable people who find themselves looking after someone with dementia - in the health, community or social care professions or as a relative - to understand the condition and to explore how best to manage it. The Subject Matter Expert is Dr Ann Marshall, Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Older People's Mental Health, Southern Health NHS Trust together with expertise from Dementia UK.

Course Content: scenario-based includes experiences of those affected and carers , with Pre- and Post-course Assessment and course exercises, leading to a Certificate:

Mod.1 What is dementia?
Mod.2 How does dementia affect behaviour?
Mod.3 Supporting people with mild dementia
Mod.4 Caring well for people with moderate to severe dementia
Mod.5 Caring for yourself and other carers

Additional information

Essential for all those dealing with Dementia - professionals, carers, family or friends.


£ 20 VAT exempt