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Working with Dementia

Working with Dementia offers a chance for front-line staff and managers to address some of the key questions in dementia care. What is dementia? What causes dementia? What does dementia actually look like? What is the National Dementia Strategy?


The programme identifies a Toolkit of skills we can use in our work with dementia sufferers: communication, managing challenging behaviour, working with family members and developing care plans that combine quality care with 'do-ability'. And all within the constraints of limited time and resources.

 

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More about Working with Dementia

Small Group 'Dementia' is not a single diagnosis as such but a collective term for several syndromes or diseases.

Even better known diagnoses such as Alzheimers or Vascular Dementia are experienced very differently by every sufferer and every family.


But there are factors common to all dementias and these are often factors which present particular challenges to care. Memory loss, confusion, personality change and cognitive impairment are all features that vary in severity form person to person but will certainly provide challenges for every worker in residential, domicilliary or nursing home care.


Our Working with Dementia programme is designed and delivered by experienced hands-on practitioners with an intimate knowledge of their subject. We can deliver the programme as a 1-day in-house course or as one of our Bite Size Courses and can of course provide training in any venue and in any format convenient to your organisation. We can also deliver a Train the Trainer programme and Training Packs for this subject area.

Not quite what you're looking for? Take a look at The Mental Health of Older People or Dementia and Challenging Behaviour

Or just get in touch via our contact form, phone or email.

Learning Objectives

During the course we’ll be enabling delegates to:

  1. Clarify the meaning of diagnostic labels such as Alzheimers or Vascular Dementia

  2. Identify new and existing skills in communicating with confused elderly service users

  3. Create plans of care which a) promote individualised support b) make sense to colleagues, family and (if possible) the service user or resident c) meet expected inspection standards e.g Care Quality Commission

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