Dementia Awareness

New remote delivery - updated with COVID-19 specific information


The aim of this training is to increase awareness of Dementia. The Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia (2020) highlights the progress that has been made since Living Well With Dementia: a national dementia strategy (2009) and how they plan to move forward.

This course considers the elements of cognitive decline, communication and how to problem solve. It makes specific links to the additional considerations of supporting individuals with dementia through the Coronavirus pandemic. Individuals with dementia have the same illnesses as everyone else; however, the way they respond to illness may be different and not obvious. Their presentation of Coronavirus may be very different from that of people who do not have dementia.

Due to confusion and communication difficulties, there is a risk of diagnostic overshadowing when an individual may not be able to communicate their pain. They may present with a behaviour of concern and their illness may be overlooked. There has never been a more important time to increase employee’s awareness of dementia and how it may affect an individual. 

NAPPI Remote Delivery 

The awareness session is three-hours long, delivered over two 90 minute blocks.

Block 1: Definition & Cognitive Decline 

Block 2: Communication; Problem Solving & Strategies

This award is a stand-alone-course that has strong links to the NAPPI Positive Behaviour Support Model. The more employees are aware about how an individual has been affected by dementia, the more that can be done to reduce behaviour of concern and empower them to have a better quality of life.  

Awareness Workshop Pricing:

The cost of attending the Dementia Awareness (two-blocks) is £37.50 + VAT per person.

Training Dates

We will shortly be adding more dates for this module/course.

Become a Dementia Awareness Trainer

As a trainer you will be licenced for 12 months to deliver the NAPPI Remote Delivery Dementia Awareness course. You will be provided with:

  • A comprehensive trainer guide on how to deliver the session remotely
  • The pdf to support the remote delivery
  • Access to your own Trainer Account to process training
  • Participant registration forms and assessment tracking document
  • An Organisation Account to oversee all training
  • Auditing of all training courses that you deliver
  • An Internal Quality Assurance Report on your documentation
  • Issue of unlimited individualised certificates.

Awareness Trainer Pricing:

  1. Attend the Awareness topic by NAPPI Remote Delivery
  2. Complete the NAPPI Online Facilitator Development programme (Note: not required for those who are NAPPI trainers, or can evidence a teaching/training qualification)
  3. Purchase annual trainer licence @ £325 + VAT per topic

Online Facilitator Development programme

Click here for further details and dates.

This awareness workshop is suitable for those who support individuals who live with dementia. It is a pre-requisite for those wanting to progress to become a Dementia Awareness trainer.