Dementia Friends and Focal Point

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Presented by the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) the focus of this learning workshop is to develop a better understanding of the role of the healthcare team and help pharmacy teams to recognise the signs and symptoms of the different types of dementia.

Focal Point events are aimed primarily at those working in community pharmacy settings and the case studies used reflect this.

Suitable for pharmacists’ pre-registration, pharmacy trainees and registered technicians.

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should:

  • describe the different types of dementia and their symptoms
  • explain the risk factors for dementia
  • describe how dementia is diagnosed
  • describe some of the problems people with dementia and their carers face
  • explain the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of dementia
  • advise people with dementia and their carers about the support available and signpost appropriately

Registration is required to access the workshop materials and there are cost implications.  Pharmacy professionals in England have the majority of their assessments and learning from CPPE funded by Health Education England (HEE) and therefore, if applicable, the learning is free.  The workshop takes approximately 7 hours and 30 minutes to complete.  

Related pathway points of the Dementia Competency Framework: