Broad Aims: This comprehensive and detailed course is designed to greatly extend the knowledge base of carers/support workers/family members working within this very demanding area of dementia care. Through the detailed exploration of the principle aspects of care delivery and support required by people with dementia, it will help to drive up the standards of care within care organisations operating in this specialised area of care.
Overview: This course has been designed for care workers/support workers/family who work with and/or support on a daily basis individuals with dementia. The key focus of the course is to raise awareness and educate the carer/support worker in order to drive up the quality and standard of care for people with dementia and their family, who require either full-time or supported care.
This course will explore the types, causes and symptoms of dementia along with the effects these have on the brain. The processes and techniques for diagnosis dementia are also examined. The course also focuses on the range of treatments currently available for people with dementia. Later in the day we explore the law in relation to dementia and in particular the two key pieces of legislation that underpin the care and protection of people with dementia. As part of this discussion, we also address the principles of recording and record keeping, confidentiality and the protection of data. The session will explore the key features of person-centred care planning and the key issues that should be considered in relation to care planning around the person with dementia. Finally, there is a detailed examination of the care requirements and delivery for individuals suffering from dementia. All aspects of care are explored in great detail, in order to arm the carer/support worker/family member with ideas for best practice in an attempt to drive up the standards of care delivery in this very difficult and demanding area.
Learning Outcomes – By the end of the day the learner should be able to:
- Define the term Dementia, explain the causes and how it affects the brain
- Identify the symptoms of and diagnosis for dementia
- Explain the range of treatments and approaches available for people with dementia
- Define the law in relation to people with dementia and explain the principles of recording, data protection and confidentiality
- Identify the key features of PCCP and be able to construct a person-centred care plan
- Explain the main problems faced by people with dementia and their family
- Identify key aspects of the physical care and support required by people living with Dementia
- Identify key aspects of the psychological and emotional care and support required by people with dementia
- Experience Dementia symptoms and describe personal feelings.