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Dementia Care Mapping™


Dementia Care Mapping™ is an established approach to achieving and embedding person-centred care for people with dementia and is recognised by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. For over 20 years it has been used by care practitioners to improve quality of life for people living with dementia in a range of care settings, including care homes and hospitals. At the heart of Dementia Care Mapping™ is the focus on viewing and understanding the perspectives of people living with dementia, something often overlooked in practice. DCM™ enables staff to take the perspective of a person with dementia in reflecting upon and assessing the quality of the care they provide. It empowers staff teams to improve the quality of care for people living with dementia.

DCM™ was developed at the University of Bradford by the late Professor Tom Kitwood, it has been revised and updated at regular intervals. The Dementia Care Mapping™ cycle provides an ongoing evidence base for developing person-centred practice and achieving practice change.

Dementia Care Mapping is an observational framework that can be used for different purposes including:

  • Quality monitoring and improvement
  • Individual assessment and care planning
  • Review of key times of the day
  • Staff development and training needs analysis.



Our open Dementia Care Mapping courses are listed below:


  • 8th September – online tech session.
  • 19th September – Tutorial 1
  • 21st September – Tutorial 2
  • 26th September – Tutorial 3
  • 28th September – Tutorial 4
  • 3rd October – Tutorial 5 (assessment)
  • 28th November – Tutorial 6


  • 24th October – online tech session.
  • 31st October – Tutorial 1
  • 2nd November – Tutorial 2
  • 7th November – Tutorial 3
  • 9th November – Tutorial 4
  • 16th November – Tutorial 5 (assessment)
  • 9th December – Tutorial 6

Our Dementia Care Mapping Refresher course is taking place on 25th June 2022 and 5th July 2022

Our Advanced dementia Care Mapping course dates are coming soon


Participants will be required to attend all 6 tutorials. There will also be self-directed learning tasks between tutorial which will include things like watching videos online, completing quizzes and posting on discussion forums via our virtual learning environment. Participants will be assessed on their learning in Tutorial 5 and will be expected to conduct some Dementia Care Mapping before Tutorial 6.


The cost to attend an open Dementia Care Mapping course is £975 per person.

The cost to attend a Dementia Care Mapping refresher course is £225 per person.

To commission a Dementia Care Mapping refresher course for up to 15 people from one organisation the cost is £2,000

The cost to attend an Advanced Dementia Care Mapping course is £925 per person.

The cost for an organisation to commission a private course for up to 12 members of staff is £12,000.

For up to 30 members of staff, the cost is £18,000. These can be delivered in person or online.



Download an open Dementia Care Mapping course booking form for September 2022 by clicking here

Download an open Dementia Care Mapping course booking form for November 2022 by clicking here

Download a Dementia Care Mapping Refresher course booking form by clicking here

To book a Dementia Care Mapping Course for your organisation or workplace please email


DCM courses

DCM™ for Leading Practice Change

This course supports participants to develop advanced leadership skills and use DCM™ to effectively change practice within health and social care organisations.

DCM™ for Realising Person Centred Care

This course to equip you to use Dementia Care Mapping within your organisation to recognise positive care practices as well as to faciltiate changes in practice where this is required.