Advanced Dementia for Team Leaders/Managers/Social Workers/OTs 

Duration:  Two Full Days –   Course material includes handouts, large variety of equipment to view and completion certificate.

Objectives:

A training programme which promotes compassion, dignity, respect and shared decision making when caring for the ‘Person’ with dementia.
In all health and social care settings good communication and relationships are now seen as central to high care.
This course provides and understanding of dementia and allows carers to explore and discuss how effective communication can improve the quality of life for a person with dementia. We will look at the effects on daily life and the importance of adapting the way we communicate to meet the needs of the person we are supporting.
The aim of the course is to increase awareness of dementia and promote quality of life through understanding:
What is Dementia?
Different forms of dementia and their symptoms.
An understanding of the brain and how dementia affects it.
The affects of dementia encountered by the individual and carer.
To be able to explore and discuss the how effective communication can improve the quality of life for a person with dementia.
Assistive Technology
How Visual/hearing impairments have an effect on the person with dementia.

Learning outcomes:

  • Demographic and statistics on Dementia
  • Understanding dementia and how it presents itself
  • An overview of the brain and its function
  • State the different forms of dementia & symptoms
  • Identify the effect dementia has on and individual and carer
  • Identify the importance of positive and negative communication
  • Utilise appropriate communication techniques
  • The value of Person centred care using different methodology
  • Be able to communicate on a day to day basis
  • Engaging in meaningful activities for people with dementia

This course is mapped across to QCF DEM201 and DEM 202
This training can also be supported with the addition of a distance learning level 2 certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care which is fully funded, for further information please contact us.