Learning Difficulties and Dementia

Price £695.00 (For up to 12 delegates)

Duration: 6 hours
Certification: Certificate of attendance

Suitable for

  • Nurses & Medical
  • Social Care staff
  • Emergency services
  • Domiciliary carers
  • Dementia relatives
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Course Outline

This course is based on the film “Supporting Derek” and explores the relationship between learning difficulty and dementia.

Supporting a person with a learning difficulty and dementia can be deeply rewarding, but complex needs can also create additional challenges for carers. This introductory day aims to enable attendees to understand the special needs of a person with LD and dementia, offering insights and tools to improve engagement and effective communication.

This course is suitable for anyone with a desire to learn more about the specific challenges of supporting a person with a learning difficulty and dementia.

The course is designed as an introduction to the topic of dementia and so no pre-requisite training or knowledge is required.

On completion delegates will be able to:


    • Types of learning difficulties


    • The meaning of “dementia” and how it may relate to a person with a learning disability


    • The early signs and symptoms of dementia in people with a learning difficulty


    • Understand the “reality” of a person with dementia


    • Understand behaviour as a form of communication


    • How the brain affects behaviour


    That difficult behaviour is not an inevitable consequence of dementia and is usually caused by other influences