Aims and Objectives
- Describe what the term dementia means and the process and implications of a diagnosis of dementia for the person and their family.
- Understand person-centred approaches to working with people with dementia.
- Identify key communication and support approaches to improve the care received by people with dementia.
- Increase confidence and satisfaction in delivering care for people with dementia and their carers.
- What is dementia?
- Facts and figures about dementia
- Signs and symptoms of dementia
- Understanding memory loss and cognitive dysfunction
- The main brain disorders that lead to a diagnosis of dementia
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Vascular dementia
- Dementia with Lewy bodies
- Fronto-temporal dementia
- Conditions that are mistaken for dementia
- Factors that affect a person’s experience of living with dementia
- Person-centred approaches to dementia care
- Communication and support for people with dementia and their carers/family.
Structure of Course
- Assessing and diagnosing dementia
- Types of dementia
- Processes on assessment
- Implications of diagnosis
Living with dementia
- Key challenges for people with dementia and their carers
- Principles of person-centred approaches
- Interactions with health and social care for the person with dementia
- Providing confident and appropriate care for people with dementia
- Key communication approaches for people with dementia
- Developing supportive care for people with dementia and their carers
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Health Care Assistants
- Care Staff
- Support Workers
- Those who will come into contact with clients with Dementia.