Summary of Core Training

Dementia Awareness

This is core for Dementia Support Workers and Service Specific for other services. A level of awareness must be included in all Inductions.
It should be impressed on staff that the term ‘people living with dementia and their families’ should be used to ensure staff focus on the person first and see the dementia as one aspect of the individual’s life, and on how staff can support the person and their families to have a good life. Staff are directed to the following resources:

Alzheimer’s Society:

Social Care Institute for Excellence: