Dementia Awareness and Stress & Distress

Description of Course

This half day course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to support people living with dementia, their families and their carers. The course has been designed in line with the Promoting Excellence “Dementia Informed Practice Level”. It uses video and case studies to encourage discussion and create group interaction.

Who is it for?

All health and social services staff who have contact with, and provide support, care, treatment and services for people who have dementia, and their families and carers.

What will I learn?

All participants will be able to show that they:
• Understand the background, legislation and framework that informs dementia practice care in Scotland
• Recognise the common signs and symptoms of dementia and be able to communicate appropriately recognising the individual needs of people with dementia
• Can recognise the impact of the symptoms on feelings, behaviour and environment and will be able to respond appropriately to distress, confusion and frustration
• Understand that everyone is entitled to a good quality of life, what is meant by person centred support and understand the importance of recognising an individual’s strengths and abilities
• Understand what is meant by positive risk taking and what they should do if they are concerned that harm is taking place

Where is the session?

Your session can be undertaken in your workplace or at a venue arranged by Insight Coaching & Consultancy Ltd.
“I found the space to be calm and I found the trainer to be very interactive. The info will be very useful for all services I join.”