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Individual Learning Session: Dementia - defining

At the end of this session you will:

  • have an increased understanding of the causes of dementia
  • have an awareness of the differences between dementia and other illnesses, such as depression and confusional states
  • know the importance of diagnosis and the implications for support
  • have an understanding of the common signs of dementia
  • have an increased knowledge of the different types of dementia
The learning objectives in this session link in to the following units:
  • Care Certificate:
    • 9.1 Understand the needs and experiences of people with mental health conditions, dementia or learning disabilities:
      • 9.1a - List how someone may feel if they have: 1. Mental Health Conditions such as: a) Psychosis, b) Depression, c) Anxiety. 2. Dementia. 3. Learning Disabilities. The issues may be physical, social or psychological and will affect the individual in different ways.
      • 9.1b - Explain how these conditions may influence a person's needs in relation to the care that they may require
      • 9.1c - Explain why it is important to understand that the causes and support needs are different for people with mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities.
    • 9.4 Understand the importance of early detection of mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities:
      • 9.4a - Explain why early detection of mental health needs, dementia or learning disability is important
    • 9.5 Understand legal frameworks, policy and guidelines relating to mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities:
      • 9.5a - List the main requirements of legislation and policies that are designed to promote the human rights, inclusion, equal life chances and citizenship of individuals with mental health conditions, dementia or learning disabilities


  • Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings:
    • Group B - optional:
      • Intro OP 1.9 - Introduction to Dementia


  • Level 2 Award Awareness of Dementia:
    • Mandatory Units:
      • DEM 201 - Dementia Awareness
      • DEM 202 - The person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia


  • Level 2 Award in Supporting Activity Provision in Social Care:
    • Optional Units:
      • DEM 201 - Dementia Awareness


  • Level 2 Certificate in Assisting And Moving Individuals For A Social Care Setting:
    • Optional units:
      • DEM 201 - Dementia Awareness


  • Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care:
    • Mandatory Units:
      • DEM 201 - Dementia Awareness
    • Optional Units:
      • CMH 301 - Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion


  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities:
    • Optional Units – Group B:
      • CMH 301 - Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
      • DEM 201 - Dementia Awareness


  • Level 2 Health and Social Care Diploma (including Generic, Dementia and Learning Disability Pathways):
    • Group B - Optional Context/Specialist Knowledge Units:
      • CMH 301 - Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
      • DEM 201 - Dementia Awareness
      • DEM 202 - The person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia


  • Level 3 Award Awareness of Dementia:
    • Mandatory Units:
      • DEM 301 - Understand the process and experience of Dementia


  • Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care:
    • Mandatory Units:
      • DEM 301 - Understand the process and experience of Dementia


  • Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities:
    • Optional Units – Group B:
      • CMH 301 - Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
      • DEM 301 - Understand the process and experience of Dementia


  • Level 3 Certificate in Working in End of Life care:
    • Group B - optional units:
      • EOL 308 - End of Life and dementia care


  • Level 3 Certificate in Working with individuals with diabetes:
    • Group B - optional units:
      • CMH 301 - Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
      • DEM 201 - Dementia Awareness
      • DEM 301 - Understand the process and experience of Dementia


  • Level 3 Diploma in Commissioning, procurement and contracting for care services:
    • Group B - optional:
      • CMH 301 - Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
      • DEM 301 - Understand the process and experience of Dementia


  • Level 3 Health and Social Care Diploma (including Generic, Dementia and Learning Disability Pathways):
    • Group B – Optional context/specialist knowledge units:
      • CMH 301 - Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
      • DEM 301 - Understand the process and experience of Dementia


  • Level 5 Diploma in Commissioning, procurement and contracting for care services:
    • Group B - optional:
      • CMH 301 - Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
      • DEM 301 - Understand the process and experience of Dementia


  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for HSC & CYP: Adults’ Advanced Practice:
    • Optional – Knowledge Units:
      • DEM 301 - Understand the process and experience of Dementia


  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for HSC & CYP: Adults’ Management:
    • Optional – Knowledge Units:
      • DEM 301 - Understand the process and experience of Dementia


  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for HSC & CYP: Adults’ Residential Management:
    • Optional – Knowledge Units:
      • DEM 301 - Understand the process and experience of Dementia


  • Level 7 Diploma in Commissioning, procurement and contracting for care services:
    • Group B - optional:
      • CMH 301 - Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
      • DEM 301 - Understand the process and experience of Dementia