Dementia training course for care home staff
This course helps registered managers and frontline care staff to take a person-centred approach to dementia care and develop skills to better meet the need of people with dementia and their families.
This CPD-accredited course gives an awareness and understanding in how to treat people living with dementia and their carers with dignity and respect.
- national and local data on dementia
- the different types of dementia and their effect on how people cope with ordinary situations
- communication and establishing trust
- behaviour that can undermine interactions
- how to meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers.
Course attendees will:
- demonstrate a greater understanding of the various forms of dementia and how these differ in terms of symptoms, progression and challenges
- develop the skills to identify the needs that are communicated via the behaviour of people living with dementia and respond appropriately to distressed behaviour with guidance about assessing risk
- recognise the needs of family carers and friends and enable an appreciative and collaborative relationship
- understand the concepts of person-centred care and planning and know how to better meet the needs of people with dementia.
Who should attend?
The training programme addresses the needs of staff in care homes who work with people living with dementia, including frontline staff, training managers and care home managers.
Dementia training for care home staff is delivered over one day.
CPD Standards Office accredited course ref no 60036/35
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This is a sample training course outline. It is based on approximately 25 delegates, trained at your premises. It can be adapted to your organisation’s training and CPD requirements.