Dementia awareness training
9.30 - 4pm, 7 March 2016
SCIE, Kinnaird House, 1 Pall Mall East, London SW1Y 5BP
- The common signs and symptoms of the different types of dementia
- The impact that dementia can have on how an individual copes with ordinary situations
- The myths and assumptions made about dementia
- Communication and establishing trust
- Behaviour that can undermine interactions
- Working with family carers and friends
- The Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding
Attendees will learn how they can best support an individual living with dementia and their carers.
The course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to provide person-centred care and support for people with dementia.
By the end of the course learners will be able to:
- describe what dementia is and the main types of dementia
- recognise the common signs and symptoms of dementia
- understand how dementia can impact on communication and list specialist communication techniques
- explain the importance of a person-centred approach in working well with people with dementia and their families.
Who should attend?
This introductory level course is aimed at staff who come into daily contact with adults living with dementia and who need to know the basics of good dementia care and practice.
It’s vital that everyone who comes into contact with the public including care staff, receptionists, and many others have a good understanding of how best they can support people with dementia in a variety of situations.
Course: Dementia Awareness
Date: 7 March 2016
Time: 9.30 – 4pm
Location: Social Care Institute for Excellence, First Floor, Kinnaird House, 1 Pall Mall East, London SW1Y 5BP
Cost: £125 per person inclusive of VAT.