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Study day

Screening for Dementia and Assessment within the Community

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Nursing and Midwifery
Course director:
Richard Cheston

Page last updated 14 December 2018


This study day is aimed at senior staff who work with people affected by dementia and who wish to extend their knowledge in this area. It is suitable for Community Matrons, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, and community nurses for older people and Dementia champions working within hospital and other settings.

The one day course will look at:

  • the difference between normal and abnormal ageing
  • how to recognise the possibility of dementia
  • rarer forms of dementia
  • how the use of neuro-psychology and scans can clarify the assessment picture
  • how to make the best use of dementia screening and assessment tools.



The course will look at the broader picture including; the importance of assessing other health needs amongst people affected by dementia and their families such as pain, infection, depression and illness

This style of education places constraints on the number of participants, in that the larger the group, the harder it is to make a sustained engagement with the material. For this reason our preferred numbers of participants in a day is between 12 and 16. Where the demand for a day exceeds this, then we will arrange a repeat of the day.

The day will be led by Richard Cheston (Professor of Dementia Research) Gary Christopher (Senior Lecturer in Clinical and Neuropsychology), Myra Conway (Associate Professor in Neurochemistry) and Rob Stewart (Senior Lecturer in Neuroimaging).

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please bring your own lunch.

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How to apply

How to apply

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