Dementia Awareness

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Dementia Awareness Training

Our dementia awareness course is aimed at individuals working with people with dementia in a health or social care setting. Attendees will leave the course with a clear understanding of dementia, how to manage it effectively, and a greater awareness of its sensitive issues. Our course can be used as an introduction to the area or as an excellent refresher to maintain or update the delegate’s knowledge.

Dementia is an umbrella term for several disorders affecting the brain, particularly memory, behaviour, thinking and emotion.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Other causes include vascular disease, dementia with Lewy bodies and frontal-temporal dementia.

Symptoms include difficulty recalling recent events, concentrating, and following conversations. It is incurable at this time, but research into a cure is ongoing.

Dementia describes the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. It is a chronic progressive problem of cognition—a failure of the brain’s functions. It affects people at different stages of life, various parts of the brain, and at different speeds.

This course is intended to give you an overview of the common types and symptoms of dementia and explain how it can affect the brain in different ways. It also covers strategies for working with clients with dementia and dealing with challenging behaviour. Our course is intended for anyone who works with or around people who may be living with dementia.

Outline of Programme

  • What is dementia?
  • Different kinds of dementia.
  • How to assist people with dementia and their carers.
  • We are supporting individuals with dementia.
  • Communication
  • I am managing behavioural shifts.
  • You are enabling and empowering individuals with dementia.danie franco Zi8 E3qJ RM unsplash

Assessment

The dementia awareness training course takes around 3 hours, and delegates may be expected to engage in several group activities. Our experienced trainers will be on hand to help guide participants through these sessions, and a digital certificate will be awarded upon completion.

Learning Outcomes

On completion, delegates will be able to demonstrate a much-improved understanding and awareness of the course content. We will ensure delegates understand the importance of maintaining all required standards throughout their tasks and that privacy, dignity, and respect are maintained throughout.

Certification

Upon completing our course, you will be emailed a safety training quality assured certificate.                      This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

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