Day 1 and Day 2 - Dementia Training

This is a two-day programme examining the nature and causes of dementia and strategies for working with people living with dementia.

Our dementia training programme is open to all health, social care and wider public services staff in Gloucestershire, including those in the voluntary and independent sector, and people who are caring for a person with dementia.

The content for both training days has recently been updated and now includes an approach to develop person centred care planning for people with dementia who experience behaviours that challenge (Gloucestershire's 5 step approach).

For further information on Dementia Training please call 01452 324306 or email

This covers an introduction to, and analysis of, the nature and causes of dementia, delirium and depression. It examines various strategies for working with individuals in these situations. Included in day one is:

  • What is dementia
  • How memory is formed and affected
  • The role of the brain
  • Developing communication skills and approaches to support people with dementia

The second day focuses on Person Centred Care and the experience of dementia by looking at living with dementia, emotional distress and how to support people to live securely. It explores in depth all aspects of aggression and wandering in relation to dementia and includes Carers issues. Included in day two is:

  • Gloucestershire's new 5 step approach
  • Understanding well-being & ill-being
  • Considering the experience of living with dementia
  • The impact of the environment
  • Causes of emotional distress & how to support people to live securely and supported in dementia

Preparation for the course

It is advisable that you complete the e-learning course before attending the Two Day Dementia Training Programme.

The e-learning course can be accessed through

To obtain log in details, please email:

Please find below dates for 2016/2017. Please try to attend a course in your current locality. 

Courses in the Forest of Dean (Highnam)

  • 23rd November & 7th December - Spaces Available

Courses in Gloucester

  • 2nd November & 16th November - Fully Booked

Courses in Stroud

  • 1st December & 8th December- Spaces Available

We are in the process of scheduling courses for January to March 2018 and hope to have these dates published shortly. If you would like to be notified when these courses are available to book please email: 

Please Note:

  • There is a selection of courses available to people who are caring for a family member with dementia. If you would like some assistance in choosing the course that is right for your needs, please do contact us
  • Please try to attend a course in your correct locality
  • Course spaces are limited and fill up quickly, early booking is recommended

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Contact Us

If you require any further information, please email:, or contact

Dementia Training
Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall, Block 5, 4th Floor, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2TG

01452 324306

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