Train the trainer in dementia care

A 2-day course for healthcare professionals working in Acute and Community Health services, devised and delivered by DementiaTrainers.


Day 1

  • Hopes and fears
  • Learning agreement: supporting each other
  • Different learning styles and training methods
  • Learning through experience
  • Combatting myths and assumptions
  • Key concepts underpinning the NHS London dementia training resources
  • Demonstration of module/section of the training resources
  • Reflections on training methods and approach
  • Person-centred training
  • Using visual aids
  • Presentation skills and positive language
  • Training practice sessions: delivery, reflection and constructive feedback
  • Planning and preparation

Day 2

  • Experiences of training – key successes and learning points
  • Connecting with the feelings of people with dementia
  • Leading discussions
  • Facilitating small group work
  • Planning and preparation for delivering training
  • Training practice sessions: delivery, reflection and constructive feedback
  • Barriers to learning
  • Dealing with challenging behaviour from course participants
  • NHS London dementia training modules: overview
  • Constructing a training course

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