Care Training
Dementia Awareness (1 day)

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Aims:

To develop participant’s skills and confidence in understanding and responding to client’s with dementia.

Objectives:

  • Understand classification of types of dementia
  • Practice using dementia assessment tools
  • Explore signs and symptoms of dementia
  • Develop interaction strategies for improving communication with dementia clients
  • Introduce Kitwood, personhood and malignant social psychology

Target Audience:

This is a level 2 course designed for anyone who has to support clients with dementia in their working environment. It will increase participant awareness and confidence levels and enable them to more effectively support and assess clients with this condition.

Course Content:

  • Introductions
  • Differing types of dementia
  • Exploring assessment tools
  • Personhood
  • Malignant social psychology
  • Role of Assistive technologies
  • Validation responses
  • Dementia stages
  • Evaluations and endings

Commentary:

The course covers a basic introduction to the types of dementia that can occur, how to communicate with a dementia sufferer, and methods of improving interaction. It also involves working within small group settings, and uses a number of case studies to explore themes surrounding dementia.

It covers the basic knowledge requirement as recommended by the National Care Standards, and can be expanded to cover in-depth assessments and training in the clinical tools used with dementia sufferers.

To find out more about these courses please contact our office on 01922 683976 to speak to one of our team or email us on info@apex-ct.co.uk or complete our course interest form by clicking here.