Unit Breakdown

This shows how we capture all the evidence to obtain enough credits for this part of your award

Diploma qualification units can be knowledge or skills based. Each different unit within the qualification has specific requirements and will have different evidence to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the unit. Your coach will plan the most appropriate types of evidence with you. If you identify your own that is even better as it will clearly show your coach that you have a good understanding of the requirements and will have your qualification achieved much faster.



Understand the Process and Experience of Dementia


Knowledge and skills

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

Potential Evidence


Understand the neurology of dementia.


Describe a range of causes of dementia syndrome.

Showcasing your knowledge: –

Tutor marked assignment – one of:

a) Assessment Pack

b) Resource Pack                      

c) Essay


All Assignments MUST use and be submitted with an appropriate referencing system


Professional Discussion


Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal


Showcasing your skills:


Witness Testimonies

Workplace Records

Minutes of Meetings

Care Plans

Daily notes

Supervision / Appraisals Records

Medication Administration Records

In put – Out put Records

Turn Charts


Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal



Describe the types of memory impairment commonly experienced by individuals with dementia.


Explain the way that individuals process information with reference to the abilities and limitations of individuals with dementia.


Explain how other factors can cause changes in an individual’s condition that may not be attributable to dementia.


Explain why the abilities and needs of an individual with dementia may fluctuate.


Understand the impact of recognition and diagnosis of dementia.


Describe the impact of early diagnosis and follow-up to diagnosis.


Explain the importance of recording possible signs or symptoms of dementia in an individual in line with agreed ways of working.


Explain the process of reporting possible signs of dementia within agreed ways of working.


Describe the possible impact of receiving a diagnosis of dementia on:

• the individual • their family and friends.


Understand how dementia care must be underpinned by a person-centred approach.


Compare a person-centred and a non-person-centred approach to dementia care.


Describe a range of different techniques that can be used to meet the fluctuating abilities and needs of the individual with dementia.


Describe how myths and stereotypes related to dementia may affect the individual and their carers.


Describe ways in which individuals and carers can be supported to overcome their fears.