Health & Social Care
Supporting People in Scotland to live well with Dementia

In line with the Standards of Care for Dementia in Scotland, the aims of this course are to develop participant’s knowledge of dementia and its causes whilst increasing their understanding of how positive approaches and interactions can support residents to lead active, fulfilling lives whilst adapting to this deteriorating condition.

By the end of the course, Participants will be able to:

  • State what is meant by the term dementia
  • List the main causative factors / risks
  • Describe at least four common difficulties experienced by people who have dementia
  • Explain the importance of family and friends in learning about the person’s life history
  • Explain the importance of understanding the person’s individual communication strategies
  • Describe how the person’s sensory sensitivities may impact on how they perceive their physical and social environments
  • Explain the relevance of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 to supporting a resident who has dementia in making decisions

One day.

This course should be run for groups of up to 16.

All staff and managers who work in Health and Social Care

The contents of this course will incorporate issues of equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice to assist participants in understanding and challenging all forms of discrimination.


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Supporting people to live well with Dementia