The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse.

In this practical course you will gain an understanding of dementia, the specific difficulties that can arise from dementia and explore coping strategies for caring for someone with dementia.

You’ll gain the knowledge, practical skills and confidence you need to care for someone who suffers from dementia.

This course is delivered as a three hour workshop.

Who should attend

As well as being relevant to all health and social care professionals, this course is suitable for family members, friends, caregivers as well as all employers (e.g. First Aiders).

Each course is limited to 8 delegates in order to maximise learning opportunities.

What you will learn

  • Types of dementia
  • Causes and risk factors
  • Keeping people safe
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Effective communication skills
  • Person Centred Theory and skills
  • Emotional lability

Delegates will be provided with a pack of learning materials.

Training methods

Lectures, case studies, group and individual work, discussions and practical exercises. All of our trainers are both well qualified and highly experienced.


We will agree dates and times for each session that are convenient for your organisation.


We can run this course at either your premises or our offices in Fife.


£50 + VAT* per delegate (minimum 4 delegates)

* Travel and subsistence costs may be incurred depending on the location of the training.

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