Leadership in dementia care

A 2-day course for managers and other senior staff within health and social care services, devised and delivered by DementiaTrainers.

Day 1

  • Cultures of care and the leader’s role
  • Being a role model
  • Key features of person-centred leadership
  • The experience of dementia
  • Recognising, monitoring and evaluating outcomes for people with dementia
  • Identifying needs and enhancing well-being
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for health and well-being
  • Developing and sharing information about individuals
  • The diversity of dementia
  • Addressing needs and promoting independence
  • Person-centred communication
  • Communication research
  • The ‘Learning Walk’: setting up an action research project

Day 2

  • Valuing and respecting individuals
  • ‘Learning Walk’ feedback
  • Strengths and skills of staff
  • Leading in partnership
  • Dementia-friendly environments
  • The process of reflective practice
  • Developing staff insight and skills: constructive feedback and reflective questioning techniques
  • Leading a ‘creative brainstorming’ process
  • Responding to poor practice
  • Factors supporting change
  • Leading communication processes within the team
  • Assessment and planning for person-centred care
  • Action planning

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