Assessment and diagnosis of dementia

Programme summary

Please note that this course is under review to be updated. 

This course will equip staff with the skills to participate in the assessment of someone with a memory complaint. It includes discussion of knowledge for engagement, assessment and sharing the diagnosis. Delegates will have access to an evidence based assessment portfolio to inform their practice, and work towards assisting in uncovering

Diagnosing Dementia

A proper diagnosis of dementia is essential in order for the person with dementia to plan and make arrangements for the future.  Without a diagnosis, advice information and support cannot be accessed from social services, health services or voluntary organisations that are there to help.

Making sure that people have a diagnosis is a real challenge for services because of shortage of key staff, and bottlenecks in the system. 

This programme will help teams set up a diagnostic service, or support team members in learning the skills and techniques that are vital for improving diagnosis rates in your local system.

Radical differences between the diagnosis rates from one local area to another are the responsibility of the whole service.

Who is this programme for

  • All professional health, social care and housing staff involved in the assessment of people with memory problems

Further details

Can be run as a one or two day learning programme

A similar workshop can also be offered as a bespoke learning programme at a location of your choice

For full programme details download the PDF

Download full programme PDF

Forthcoming events

We don't have any events for this programme currently, but please check again soon.