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Dementia - focal point


  • Released: 04/2014
  • Reviewed: 06/2017
  • Study time: 5h:0m
  • Standard price: £15.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

This programme will help you develop your role in the early identification of dementia and to recognise signs and symptoms of its different types, while helping you to deliver improved outcomes and signposting.

Learning objectives

On completion of all aspects of this programme you should be able to:

  • recognise the signs and symptoms of the different types of dementia and describe their progression
  • describe the investigations and clinical features used to diagnose dementia
  • demonstrate an understanding of the medicines used to treat dementia and their place in therapy
  • describe the lifestyle changes that can improve the overall health of people with dementia
  • describe the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) and the management of these symptoms
  • describe the risks associated with antipsychotic medicines in patients with dementia
  • optimise medicines in patients with dementia
  • identify patients who use your practice, and give recommendations on how you can support them and their carers.

How to use this programme

On your computer: You can open this programme as a PDF in your web browser. We recommend that you download and save it to your computer and view it through Adobe Reader.

On your tablet device: If you would like to view this programme on your tablet device you can download the PDF and open it within a free PDF reader app. We have tested this type of programme in a few apps and found that it works in the Adobe Reader app on Android and Apple devices and the PDF Reader app on Apple devices.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees
  • CPPE registrants