Understanding dementia

The app should help you feel more confident when working with people with dementia. With the right knowledge, you will be more informed and better placed to understand what life is like for the person with dementia and how to improve the quality of that life.

You can use this learning towards the Dementia Skilled practice level. Find out more about the Promoting Excellence dementia learning framework.


To earn this badge you will need to:

  • work through the Understanding Dementia app
  • tell us about how using the app helped develop your knowledge and understanding of the topic
  • tell us how you have or intend to apply this knowledge in your day to day practice.

You can use the form below to apply for this badge and download our offline form if you’d like time to prepare your evidence or share your application with your line manager.


You must hold the Writing evidence for Open Badge applications badge before you can apply for this one.


You will need to provide a two written statements, of about 100 words, on how using the app helped develop your learning and how you have or intend to put your learning into practice. You can provide your statements on the badge application form below or provide a link to your own blog/portfolio. Download our offline form if you’d like to prepare your evidence in Microsoft Word.

If you want to use a blog or ePortfolio entry as evidence, you might find our guide to preparing and publishing your evidence useful. We will also accept short audio or video statements if you prefer these formats.

Remember, the evidence you provide will be viewable by anyone who you show your badge to. Please don’t include confidential or private information within your statements.

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Understanding dementia

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