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Living with Dementia: Person-Centred Care

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Course Summary

This short course offers an exploration of the differing forms and causal factors of dementia, as well as a person-centred approach to dementia caregiving. It is ideal for family caregivers and care workers working within the field of health and social care who are seeking a foundational understanding of dementia.

Course Details

Pre-requisites for enrolment


Content of Course

The topics included in this foundational course will enable the capture and discussion of:

1. The many forms of dementia.

2. Signs and symptoms of dementia.

3. Hypothetical reflection of what it may be like to have dementia.

4. How dementia can alter perception and response with regard to interaction with others.

5. A caregiving scenario.

Teaching method(s)

This is a lecture-based, as well as  inter-active course enabling students to explore and discuss aspects of: what the personal experience of living with dementia may be like; the practical uses of a person-centred care approach to caregiving; acknowledging that every person with dementia is a unique individual.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the causal effects of the differing forms of dementia;

  • Apply the integral factors of a person-centred approach to dementia caregiving;

  • Consider the application of a person-centred approach to caregiving with regard to the beneficial importance of life story information.


Core Readings

Accessible and online reference material will be given within the handout material provided by the facilitator. 


If you have questions regarding the course or enrolment, please contact COL Reception at Paterson's Land by email or by phone 0131 650 4400.

Student support

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or health condition which may affect your studies, please let us know by ticking the 'specific support needs' box on your course application form. This will allow us to make appropriate adjustments in advance and in accordance with your rights under the Equality Act 2010. For more information please visit the Student Support section of our website.