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Dementia and Strokes training

Dementia and Strokes: Key Knowledge and Skills for Effective Biopsychosocial Intervention.

Dementia and Strokes: Key Knowledge and Skills for Effective Biopsychosocial Intervention is a 3-day course from the UK's leading independent provider of training in mental health and related areas. We bring the training to your own organisation, for maximum cost effectiveness, and up to 15 people can attend.

There are three days and you can have any one of them, any two of them, or all three. The days are:

Day One: An overview of the relevant neuroanatomy, the functions of the different parts of the brain and the effects resulting from damage to them.

Day Two: Dementia. The different types of dementia, the common effects and biopsychosocial interventions to help the patient and those around him or her.

Day Three: Strokes. The two major types of stroke, the range of effects that can be caused, and biopsychosocial interventions to help the patient and those around him or her.

Executive Summary:

Many people believe that strokes and, more particularly, dementia are disorders that are difficult to respond to effectively, but this is far from being true. Rehabilitation after strokes can be remarkably effective, there are some major constructive and helpful interventions possible for the sufferers of dementia and their loved ones, and there are other disorders which, while causing dementia-like symptoms, are entirely treatable.

This course examines the structure and function of the brain, the different types of dementia and strokes, and the disorders that may be confused with dementia, then moves on from there to describe the most effective interventions that professionals can make, either directly with the person concerned, or with those around them. The major teaching methods are: lecture, case examples, small group exercises and large group discussions.

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Who should attend:

People who attend this course normally fall into one of two categories:

1. Professionals who spend the majority of their time working with older people, dementia, or strokes.

2. Professionals who, while older people, dementia, or strokes may not be their primary speciality, nevertheless need to get 'up to speed' on the subject.

The professional affiliations of people suitable to attend this course include: mental health/psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and others.

What this course will do for you (3 days):

What you receive as a result of attending the training:

You will be registered as having attended one, two or three days of the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation in the subject(s) in question, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course.

Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.

Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 100,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.

How can I make a booking?

Bring the course to your organisation:

We bring this course to your own organisation and train a group of 6-15 people for a fixed, all-inclusive fee of £4,165 plus VAT for the 3-day course, £3,050 plus VAT for 2-days, or £1,750 plus VAT for one day.

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:

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If you are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to tutor the course in your own organisation, thereby saving your organisation 50% of the course fee each time you run it. To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click here.

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APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 100,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

Quick Links


Older People Courses  ❯


Key Knowledge & Skills for Working with Older People  ❯


Dementia and Strokes  ❯


Older People and Depression  ❯


Managing Challenging Behaviour in Older People  ❯


Older People Diploma  ❯

Feedback Ratings

Feedback Ratings.

We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last ten runnings of this course.

Average Presentation rating: 96%

Average Relevance rating: 94%



*These statistics were last updated in April 2017.

Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the 'Dementia and Strokes: Key Knowledge and Skills for Effective Biopsychosocial Intervention' course has received.

“This has been an extremely enjoyable and thought provoking few days. It has made me reflect on past practice and just how I can improve it in the future. The tutor was able to keep my attention throughout and that's not easy."

“I enjoyed attending the three day course. The information provided has given me an in-depth insight into increasing my knowledge with regards to clients/patient care in the community. The work booklet was full of useful information and is an excellent reference/learning tool."

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