Forget Me Not Dementia Training
Dementia Awareness – Positive & Effective Communication
Duration: 3 Hours
The Course is Suitable for:
Any member of staff caring for a person with dementia or Alzheimer’s including day centre staff, care home staff, healthcare support workers and domiciliary care staff.
Dementia Course Aims:
Understanding the disease your service users have will enable you to feel confident in caring for them.
This dementia training session will enable new carers to explore and discuss how effective communication can improve the quality of life for a person living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. In all health and social care settings, good communication and relationships are now seen as central to high quality care.
By the end of the dementia training candidates will be able to:
- Add this session to their skills portfolio
- Understand various types of dementia and Alzheimer’s
- Have an understanding of the how the brain works
- Be able to enhance communication on a day-to-day basis
- Gain a basic awareness of Person Centred care
- Be aware of what it might feel like to be a person with dementia or Alzheimer’s
The course includes a prepared handout and certificate of attendance.
Forget Me Not bite size workshops aimed at anyone caring for a person with dementia or with an interest in dementia.
The workshops focus on:
Dementia Awareness – an introduction to dementia including different types of dementia and symptoms, factors that can make things more difficult for people with dementia .
Positive & Effective Communication, including seeing it from the person with dementia’s perspective.
Activities and reminiscence
These workshops are informal and designed to get people together to talk about their experiences, and gain knowledge and skills from each other to improve the quality of life for the person with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
The workshop works well on open days and can be tailored to any amount of time.
‘Chris’s dementia training session reminded me of the meanings, statistics, feelings and emotions behind the word “dementia”’
– L Twinn Cambridgeshire