The Early Identification of Memory Problems in Older Persons


Who is the programme suitable for?

  • Nurses and healthcare professionals working across all care groups i.e. Community, Acute, Intellectual Disability, Mental Health, Practice Nurses and Residential care centres.


Brief description

This short online course will introduce participants to the experience of those with memory problems. The programme looks at memory problems within a broader social and personal context. It also differentiates between different types of memory problems including Dementia and Delirium.

The programme adopts a person-centred approach to care, highlighting the need to plan care with the maximum possible participation of the person with memory problems and his or her significant others. This is achieved by emphasising that assessment and care should be aimed at identifying a person’s strengths and capacities to maintain independence and self-determination for as long as possible.

Mode of delivery


One hour




To access the module, search ‘The Early Identification of Memory Problems in Older Persons’ on HSeLanD