Dementia REAL communication workshop

CPD Standards Office accredited course Dementia can make it hard for people to communicate. This CPD-accredited course will give you a range of easy-to-use and effective dementia communication strategies and techniques.

Add to your existing knowledge of person-centred dementia care by using the REAL (Reminiscence, Empathic Engagement, Active Listening and Life story) communication framework to enhance your communication skills with the person living with dementia.

This course is offered in partnership with Many Happy Returns.

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Course content

Greater understanding of an individual with dementia ensures more meaningful interaction throughout their dementia journey. The course provides a mix of activities, issues-based exercises and discussions, to improve participants’ existing listening and communication skills.

Content includes:

Learning outcomes

Participants will learn:

Who should attend?

Care and support staff working in care homes, home care, day centres, rehabilitation and respite care services, social workers, occupational therapists, care and support staff working in the voluntary sector.


Dementia REAL communication workshop is delivered over one day

CPD accreditation

CPD Standards Office accredited course ref no 60036/41.

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Ask about in-house courses

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.

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Book a place on an open course

We occasionally deliver this training course as a one day open access classroom course on selected dates. These courses are designed for individuals or small groups to attend.

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