Dementia Care 1: Understanding Dementia

Understanding Dementia 1

Understanding Dementia focuses on the physical condition of dementia and how it affects the person. This course also explores the myths and stereotypes and considers how these can influence the quality of care given. Further to this, it introduces the person-centred qualities that a skilled carer would reflect in their day-to-day practice, and how person centred values and modified techniques can improve a carer’s ability to provide responsive and supportive dementia care.

Subjects covered include:
Understanding Dementia • What does Dementia mean for Individuals? • Exploring the Myths and Stereotypes of Dementia • The Main Conditions that may cause Dementia • The Bookcase Analogy for Memory • The Person Centred Theory of Dementia • The VIPS Framework

This video course is designed to be used in conjunction with Dementia Care 2: Person Centred Dementia Care

Format Video-based eLearning
Course Duration   
33 Minutes approximately
Course Content
6 Interactive Video Chapters, Assessment Quiz and a CPD Accredited Certificate
Consultant Jacqui Ramus CPsychol Dementia Lead at St Monica Trust
Peer Review
Stacey Parker - The Alzheimer's Society
Standards England

Care Certificate Standard 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 & 9.4

NOS: MH14.2013

RQF: Dementia awareness (Level 2 Diploma in Care, Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care, Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support), Understand the process and experience of dementia (Level 2 Diploma in Care, Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care, Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support)


All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care (AWIFHSC)


National Care Standards

Northern Ireland

NISCC's Induction Standards

References The Care Certificate, AWIFHSC

Client reviews

“An engaging training video, with clear distinct sections that build on each other to support the learning process. The video is of a consistently high quality.”

Stacey Parker, Alzheimer's Society

"BVS truly integrate with and complement our training services. We'd highly recommend BVS!"

Martin Saxon