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Dementia - learning@lunch module


  • Released: 04/2014
  • Reviewed: 12/2016
  • Study time: 4h:0m
  • Standard price: £15.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

This programme will help you better understand the diagnosis and treatment of dementia and its different types, while considering a holistic approach to caring for patients with dementia.

Learning objectives

On completion of all aspects of this learning 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
  • discuss 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
  • review the risks associated with antipsychotic medicines in patients with dementia.

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