We spoke to Care Tutor, Sue, to find out more information on the Dementia-based courses at HCPA and why she decided to train in this area. Here is what she had to say…




Can you give us a brief description of what the Dementia course at HCPA entails?
We run two accredited dementia courses at HCPA:

Dementia Awareness
This course enables learners to gain knowledge of what dementia is, the different forms of dementia and how others can have an impact on the individual. This includes the most common types of dementia and their causes and looking at factors that may have an impact on an individual’s experience of dementia

Person centred approaches for individuals living with dementia
This course provides the knowledge and understanding required to enable individuals living with dementia to experience well-being. Learners can develop their knowledge of person-centred approaches to dementia care and support.

How long is the course?
Both of our accredited courses are one day courses and run from 10am-4pm.

Is the course available face-to-face and virtually?
These courses are available both face-to-face and virtually.

Who can do the course? Is it open to all Care Professionals or do you need certain qualifications prior?
These courses are open to all Care Professionals and no previous qualifications are required to attend.

Why did you decide to become a trainer for Dementia?
My background in the Care industry is with older people and many of these individuals were living with dementia. I enjoyed navigating the everyday challenges I would encounter and realised that with knowledge and understanding, even the smallest of changes or adjustments could have the most positive impact on how that individual experienced their daily life. Helping others now to gain this understanding is something I really enjoy and ensures that we are working towards changing the way individuals living with dementia are viewed and provide them with the highest quality person-centred care.