Dementia training course for local authority staff
This course helps local authority staff to take a person-centred approach to dementia care and develop skills in strengths-based assessment. It will help staff better provide for people living 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 impact different types of dementia can have on a person
- the importance of establishing trust to aid communication
- recognising the needs of family and friends to develop a collaborative relationship.
Course attendees will:
- learn how to look at situations from the viewpoint of the person living with dementia
- understand the needs of people living with dementia in the community
- develop an understanding of the impact of dementia on families and friends
- recognise how the concepts of person-centred, strengths-based assessment and individualised care can support a person living with dementia, and their families
- gain insight into the growing impact of dementia on current and future services.
Who should attend?
Local authority frontline staff, including social workers, occupational therapists, assessment teams and advice staff.
Person-centred approaches to dementia: training for local authority staff is delivered over one day.
CPD Standards Office accredited course ref no 60036/16
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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.