This course is suitable for support staff working in the health and social care sector. It has a particular relevance for those working with older service users, including those working with stages of pre-senile dementia.
According to the Welsh Government there are over 37,000 people in Wales who have dementia (June 2009). This figure is expected to rise to 50,000 with the next 20 years. Figures from the Alzheimer’s Society show that one in three people over the age of 65 will die as a result of one type of dementia or another.
This course provides information that will enable students to achieve a broad underpinning knowledge of the subject, together with practical skills that will enable them to support people experiencing dementia.