MHT06 – Dementia Training

This training is dedicated to improving the understanding of, and care for, individuals suffering with a range of cognitive and organic illnesses or diseases of the brain. This training will help participants to put behaviours into a context and will improve carer’s ability to provide support for the client by better-understanding and pre-empting the inherent challenges. There will be a focus on the person with dementia as a unique individual; the importance of knowing their background and life history; abilities people with a dementia retain in spite of the difficulties they face; how dementia impacts on families, friends and community and the support that is needed.

The training provides a focus on the different types of dementia and the key characteristics of each; The different areas of the brain and how dementia affects these areas; a focus the process of diagnosis and its impact; practical strategies to assist with individuals with dementia.

Why involve our team?

We are a leading expert in mental disorder and provide high quality, integrated and evidence-based training to an international client base. This unique event draws science and solutions from a breadth of behavioural psychology and psychiatric sciences and is delivered by qualified experts. Importantly! We offer free-training support on an informal basis.


shutterstock_94351630Key features of the typical workshop:

  • Aetiology and causes of Dementia
  • Classifying the many different types of Dementia including:
  • o    Alzheimer’s variant;
  • o    Vascular Dementia;
  • o    Fronto-Temporal Dementia (language and behavioural varients;
  • o    Lewy Body variant Dementias;
  • o    Alcohol-related Dementia and management;
  • o    Diogenes Syndrome and executive dysfunction;
  • o    Other Dementias
  • Symptoms, assessment and progression of illness;
  • A structured study of associated difficulties in communication, movement, cognition and behaviour;
  • Comorbid psychiatric illness, including depression, delirium and psychosis;
  • Comorbid physical health complications;
  • Learning to manage expectations and improve interactions.
  • Issues surrounding capacity and the law,

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what Dementia is and the difficulties that will present for the patient;
  • Understand the different types of Dementia and their associated challenges;
  • Understand the stages of Dementia and better manage the associated cognitive and physical difficulties;
  • Recognise other comorbid health presentations;
  • Have capacity to better-manage challenging behaviour.
  • Help to provide dignity and effective management in the best interest and liberty of a client with dementia. 

Bespoke training workshops can be provided.

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