About The Course

The number of people living with dementia is projected to rise to 75.6 million by 2030 resulting in an increasing demand for professional care workers with qualifications in this area. Caregiving Skills – Dementia Care is designed to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to provide effective care to those living with dementia.

The course examines what is meant by dementia, the forms of dementia, the symptoms, causes and how it affects the lives of those living with dementia. The course also looks at Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. You will study effective non-verbal communication with clients living with dementia. Finally, you will examine the importance activities play in the effective care of those living with dementia.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will have a clear understanding of the following:

  • The different forms and stages of dementia.
  • The symptoms of dementia.
  • The impact dementia can have on those living with the condition.
  • The various features of early, moderate and severer Alzheimer’s disease.
  • How to effectively communicate with an individual living with dementia.
  • How to develop, design and implement an activities plan for your client based on their specific needs.

Course Format

Free, self-paced, online course with an assessment.

Course Duration

1-2 hours


To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. Read more about this program on the ALISON website here

Program taught in:
  • English

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