Health & Social Care
Supporting People in England and Wales to live well with Dementia

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.

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

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 delegates in understanding and challenging all forms of discrimination.

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