Advanced communication skills in working with people with dementia

A 1-day course for advocates working with people with dementia, devised and delivered by DementiaTrainers.

Course outline

  • Communication problems in working with people with dementia
  • Factors that impact on communication
  • Understanding the perspective of people with dementia
  • Expressive communication difficulties
  • Compensating for communication difficulties caused by dementia
  • Building on communication strengths and working in partnership
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Observing well-being and ill-being
  • Listening and empathy
  • Reflecting back
  • Responding to mistaken beliefs and different realities
  • Key points for good communication

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