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Dementia friends and focal point

  • Released: 01/2014
  • Reviewed: 08/2017
  • Study time: 5h:0m
  • Standard price: £120.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

The focus of this event is to explore the role of the pharmacy team in supporting people with dementia and their carers. This event consists of a Dementia Friends information session and CPPE dementia focal point programme. Dementia Friends is a national initiative that is being run by the Alzheimer's Society. People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives and feel included in their local community. Dementia Friends is about increasing everyone's understanding of dementia and the small things that they can do that could make a difference to people living with dementia. The Dementia focal point event is designed to provide you with a better understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of dementia. We discuss the different types of dementia, the need for a holistic approach and will signpost you to information and support for patients, carers and professionals. #CPPEdementia

Learning objectives

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should:

  • describe the different types of dementia and their symptoms
  • explain the risk factors for dementia
  • describe how dementia is diagnosed
  • describe some of the problems people with dementia and their carers face
  • explain the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of dementia
  • advise people with dementia and their carers about the support available and signpost appropriately.

How to use this programme

When you book onto this workshop you will be able to access the resources that you need to complete your learning. If there is a pre-workshop book associated with your workshop, then this will be sent to you in the post and you will also be able to download it in PDF form.

At the workshop your facilitator will provide any materials for you to refer to and complete during the event.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees