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Dementia

Introduction

Two courses are available on this subject, each one day. Suitable together as a two day course.

Understanding Dementia

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course participants should be able to:

  1. Recognise the signs, symptoms and stages of the most common forms of dementia
  2. Understand how dementia may affect the person and be aware of the particular difficulties a person with dementia and their carers may experience
  3. List some of the key elements of a positive environment and some key skills for supporting and communicating with a person with dementia and promoting well-being

Training methods

The intention is to make the training lively and interactive, to build on what participants’ already know and can do, to provide information, to encourage discussion and reflection and to support action following the course. The methods used will vary according to the group but are likely to include mini-presentations, skills practise, debate, individual, pair and group work, exercises and handouts.

Working with people with Dementia

The aim of this one-day course is to help participants recognize and develop skills for working directly with people with dementia and particularly in dealing with some of the difficulties and dilemmas associated with dementia. These may include:

  1. how to prevent wandering
  2. responding to people who seem to return to the past
  3. handling strange statements or distressed questions
  4. how to ensure rights while minimizing risk
  5. It also aims to challenge the traditional view of dementia as ‘progressive decline’; emphasising that how we care can make a difference.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course participants should be able to:

  1. Be aware of key issues in relation to being with a person with dementia from the viewpoint of formal and informal carers
  2. Describe the meaning of the term ‘person-centred care’
  3. Observe signs of well-being and ill-being in a person with dementia and generate suggestions for improving the person’s well-being
  4. List helpful and unhelpful ways of responding to the person who is behaving in ways which are difficult to cope with
  5. Suggest some ways of being proactive in responding to people with ‘difficult behavior’

Training methods

The intention is to make the training lively and interactive, to build on what participants’ already know and can do, to provide information, to encourage discussion and reflection and to support action following the course. The methods used will vary according to the group but are likely to include mini-presentations, skills practise, debate, individual, pair and group work, exercises and handouts.

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Birmingham: 0121 374 0078
Bristol: 01172 230 014
Watford: 01923 51 00 20
Manchester: 0161 660 7660
Norwich: 01603 857 877
Glasgow: 0141 530 7710

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