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.
- 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,
- 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.