Health & Social Care
 
Supporting People in England and Wales to live well with Dementia
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>>AIM
Participants will have a basic knowledge and understanding of dementia, how it may affect individuals and ways in which to offer/refer for appropriate support.

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

  • Describe the main conditions which may cause dementia
  • Discuss why people are sometimes reluctant to seek diagnosis
  • Explain why it is important that they know each individual service user’s history
  • Describe how dementia may impact on communication
  • Explain why positive risk management is an important part of the individual service user´s care/support plan
  • Discuss the importance of a multi-disciplinary partnership approach to supporting service users, their families and friends
  • Explain how current legislation supports and safeguards the rights of individuals with dimentia to make choices and participate in descision making

>>DURATION
One day.

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

>>DESIGNED FOR
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 delegates in understanding and challenging all forms of discrimination.

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