LGBTQ+ in Dementia

This LGBTQ+ in Dementia course is suitable for nurses, carers and support workers.


This half-day course is ideal for those working with people with dementia, whether in care establishments or the community. It gives learners an understanding of patients who are LGBTQ+. 


Course Contents

  • An overview of LGBTQ+
  • Understanding gender, gender identity and gender expression.
  • Gender identity terms.
  • Pronouns and gender.
  • Understanding sexuality and the sexuality spectrum.
  • Sexuality identity terms.
  • Understanding heteronormative care and its implications for LGBTQ+.
  • Inclusive activities.
  • Family of choice.
  • Transgender specific health and memory issues.
  • Memory implications on LGBTQ+.
  • Equality, diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Person centred approaches.
  • Staff and resident attitudes.
  • Planning ahead for LGBTQ+.
  • Asking questions, giving information and data protection.

Course Outcomes

Your staff will be equipped with all the relevant knowledge and an understanding of how to deal with an LGBTQ+ patient living with dementia 

Successful completion of this training course will result in the award of a certificate covering all aspects of the above course contents.

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