Dementia awareness

A 1-day course devised and delivered by DementiaTrainers.

Course outline

  • The experience of dementia
  • Facts and up-to-date information about dementia: types of dementia, symptoms, risk factors, statistics
  • Factors that contribute to the difficulties in dementia
  • Combatting myths and negative views of dementia
  • Identifying and utilising the strengths and remaining abilities of people with dementia: working in partnership
  • Assessing and managing risk: minimising harms and maximising benefits
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Active listening
  • Overcoming communication barriers
  • Factors contributing to challenging behaviours
  • Positive outcomes: well-being in dementia

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