CARING FOR AND SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH dementia
This session is aimed at staff who have little or no knowledge or experience of working with people who have dementia, and those looking to refresh their knowledge and skills. The session aims to help participants develop their knowledge and understanding of dementia and ways of communicating with and providing practical care and support to people who have dementia.
Outline of Programme
Participants will be introduced to the key messages in the Dementia Strategy –
Understand what the term dementia means Know about the different causes of dementia, signs and symptoms Understand what it means to have dementia from the perspective of someone who has dementia Know about the factors that can make life difficult for people with dementia Learn ways of communicating effectively with people who have dementia Understand what person-centred care for people with dementia means in practice Learn practical ways of providing care and support to people with dementia in their care setting Build and maintain relationships with the individual, their family and other carers Establish good communication with family carers of people with dementia and involve them in their care
- Looking at the forms of dementia, some of the signs and symptoms
- Looking at how actions of people with dementia can be misunderstood because dementia is not visible externally
- The importance of focusing on what the person can do, rather than what they can’t do
- How learning about the person’s past can help to give that person the best possible support, respect and their own identity. It can also help staff understand the person’s behaviour, even if challenging their behaviour is a way of communicating.
- Depression in Dementia sufferers
- How family carers play an important role in the person’s care and why there is a need for good communication
- Looking at different forms of speech and language that may need to be used to communicate and the importance of non verbal communication for someone with more advanced dementia and how to maintain the communication
- How person–centred care can be put into practice, once you know the person past and present
The course is delivered in 6 hours and Candidates must demonstrate a willingness to learn along interaction of group activities.
Our training courses are competitively priced and we guarantee to beat any equivalent training quote.
The training venue should be quiet and undisturbed.
Staff should not be expected to be on duty
Staff attending should remain for the entire length of the session
We also have an initial 3 hour Dementia Awareness course. Also, see TutorCare for courses on Care Training