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Dementia training

These training resources can be used by NHS Health Check trainers and practitioners to improve the quality of their delivery of the dementia component of the check. They complement the core dementia elearning tool which is aimed at those individuals providing the NHS Health Check and includes a self-assessment section which will then provide a certificate of completion.The training resources cover all three mandated components of dementia;

  1. General awareness of the signs and symptoms of dementia
  2. Risk reduction, raising awareness that ‘what is good for your heart is good for your brain’.
  3. Signposting to places to find out more information about dementia.

Please note that on completion of the training you will need to save your certificate before printing it. 

Training resources

  1. Presentation for use in training events

Helping your brain stay healthy slide set

This PowerPoint presentation can be used for trainers and practitioners to support staff in delivering the dementia component of the NHS Health Check. Trainers are welcome to adapt the slides to fit with their own training packages.

Factsheet

This document includes references to support the slide set.

  1. Films

A series of short films that can be used within training.

  1. Dementia Leaflet

There is a dedicated NHS Health Check Dementia Leaflet which can be used during an NHS Health Check and a short guide for NHS Health Check practitioners on how to use the leaflet.

  1. Prompt Sheet

NHS Health Check Dementia Prompt Sheet

This document is designed to support practitioners when having conversations with patients on reducing the risk of dementia during an NHS Health Check, this supplements the NHS Health Check dementia leaflet.  

  1. Evidence

Top tips drawn from the latest evidence can be found on the NHS Health Check evidence page

  1. World Health Organisation Guidance

WHO | Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia

The WHO Guidelines on risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia provide evidence-based recommendations on lifestyle behaviours and interventions to delay or prevent cognitive decline and dementia.

Page reviewed: 17/03/2021

Other resources:

Dementia leaflet screenshot