1. Understand what dementia is.
1.1.Explain what is meant by the term ‘dementia’.
1.2.Describe the key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia.
1.3.Explain why depression, delirium and age-related memory impairment may be mistaken for dementia.
2. Understand key features of the theoretical models of dementia.
2.1.Outline the medical model of dementia.
2.2.Outline the social model of dementia.
2.3.Explain why dementia should be viewed as a disability.
3. Know the most common types of dementia and their causes.
3.1.List the most common causes of dementia.
3.2.Describe the likely signs and symptoms of the most common causes of dementia.
3.3.Outline the risk factors for the most common causes of dementia.
3.4.Identify prevalence rates for different types of dementia.
4. Understand factors relating to an individual’s experience of dementia.
4.1.Describe how different individuals may experience living with dementia depending on age, type of dementia, and level of ability and disability.
4.2.Outline the impact that the attitudes and behaviours of others may have on an individual with deme