SCIE dementia e-learning resources

The Social Care Institute for Excellence have developed seven e-learning modules which are aimed at anyone who comes into contact with people with dementia. The learning material covers a general introduction to the disease and the experience of living with dementia.

The module topics are:

  • What it is and what it isn’t
  • Living with dementia
  • What causes dementia
  • Diagnosis and who can help
  • Common difficulties and how to help
  • The emotional impact of dementia
  • Positive communication

The e-learning resources are suitable for registered general, mental and district nurses, community and acute hospital staff, allied health professionals, social workers, ambulance staff, as well as family carers.

The e-learning resources are free to everyone and can be accessed via the Social Care Institute for Excellence website at

NHS staff can also access the e-learning via the Electronic Staff Record learning management system.